From the smallest rural towns to the most densely packed cities, outdoor recreation powers a vast economic engine that creates billions in spending and millions of good-paying American jobs. Help spread the word about this new research by taking action below.
The state-by-state reports come after OIA issued its Outdoor Recreation Economy national report earlier this year, which found that the outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually and sustains 7.6 million American jobs. These state reports, released in July 2017, offer a deeper look into a thriving industry that’s helping to create healthier economies and healthier communities.
Act now: fill out the form below to send your state Outdoor Recreation Economy report to your Senators and Governor. Please also consider sharing the report on social media using the examples below.
Proud to be a part of Connecticut‘s $9 BILLION outdoor recreation economy & the 69,000 ppl it employs! #ThriveOutside http://bit.ly/2t9jl9e
Outdoor recreation+public lands=healthy communities. RT to support CT‘s outdoor rec economy. #ThriveOutside http://bit.ly/2t9jl9e
I #ThriveOutside because of Connecticut‘s parks and its $9 BILLION outdoor recreation economy. http://bit.ly/2t9jl9e
Outdoor recreation fuels Connecticut‘s economy & communities. Share this report w/ the governor so we can #ThriveOutside. http://bit.ly/2t9jl9e
Red or blue, let’s come together to protect Connecticut‘s #PublicLands and continue to #ThriveOutside. http://bit.ly/2t9jl9e