This morning, the Outdoor Industry Association went before the National Press Club in Washington, D.C. to announce results of their new Outdoor Recreation Economy report and advocate for public lands preservation.

The Outdoor Recreation Economy By the Numbers

The outdoor recreation economy is a massive driver of economic growth. With this report, first released in 2012, the outdoor industry went from “fun summer job” status to larger than the pharmaceutical industry.

Here are the new numbers for 2017:

  • 7.6 MILLION Direct National Jobs
  • $887 BILLION In Consumer Spending
  • $65.3 BILLION In Federal Tax Revenue
  • $59.2 BILLION In State And Local Tax Revenue

Read the full report here, and watch the full briefing here:

And some media around the event:


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