OIA Releases 50 State Outdoor Recreation Economy Reports

July 26, 2017

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) today released the state-level Outdoor Recreation Economy Report featuring economic data for all 50 states across the United States, the largest and most comprehensive state-by-state report of its kind. The data underscores a growing economic force that generates billions in consumer spending and creates millions of good-paying, American jobs in communities across the country.   

Earlier this year, OIA released its national Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, which found that the outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in consumer spending and directly sustains 7.6 million American jobs annually. The state reports released today offers a deeper look into a thriving sector that’s helping to create healthier economies and healthier communities. 

“No matter what your political affiliation is, where you live or your walk of life, the outdoors brings us together,” said Amy Roberts, OIA executive director. “From Maine to California, consumers are spending more on outdoor recreation as millions of Americans depend on it for their livelihoods. Outdoor recreation is a powerful economic engine that contributes to businesses and healthy communities in each and every state and is a vital and sustainable sector that relies on investing in and protecting America’s public lands and waters.” 

View your state’s report here: http://oia.outdoorindustry.org/e/51282/advocacy-/8pyk2d/543314533 

Thanks for your contribution to the outdoor recreation economy.