The Outdoor Recreation Economy 2012

February 13, 2013

View the Current Outdoor Recreation Economy Report Released April 25, 2017

“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.