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Outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse in the United States. Despite the challenges of COVID-19, the outdoor recreation economy generated $689 billion* in consumer spending and 4.3 million jobs in 2020. As a business, you are the industry’s voice – learn more and be heard.

*Data from the 2020 U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) report. Read our statement in response to the latest data release and the impact of COVID-19 on the outdoor industry.

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NATIONAL

THE OUTDOOR RECREATION ECONOMY GENERATES

4.3 MILLION
Direct National Jobs

689 BILLION
In Consumer Spending

REVIEW THE FULL NATIONAL AND STATE-LEVEL DATA IN THE 2020 BEA REPORT

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Our hard work to promote outdoor recreation and the industry’s policy priorities is reaping benefits.

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On this Earth Day, we on the OIA Government Affairs team are reflecting on notable state-level policies, regulatory changes, and investments that

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Our hard work to promote outdoor recreation and the industry’s policy priorities is reaping benefits.

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