Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor Recreation Economy

The Outdoor Recreation Economy 2012

This download is available to everyone for free.

“The Outdoor Recreation Economy” details the economic impact of outdoor recreation in the United States. This follow-up and expansion to the 2006 economic impact report commissioned by OIA demonstrates that outdoor recreation is big business in this country, to the tune of:

  • 6.1 million direct American jobs
  • $646 billion in direct consumer spending each year
  • $39.9 billion in federal tax revenue
  • $39.7 billion in state/local tax revenue

This report reinforces what the outdoor industry has known for a long time — outdoor recreation is a larger and more critical sector of the American economy than most people realize.

OIA will release state economic impact studies in early 2013. Stay tuned.

The Outdoor Recreation Economy technical report is now available - download the technical report now.

File Name: OIA_OutdoorRecEconomyR...
File Type: PDF
File Size: 1.19 MB
Download Now


Team up with the OIA community and start enjoying the benefits of membership. Provide your staff with the tools to run your business more efficiently and effectively.