Recreation Industry News

New BEA Numbers Underscore Value of the Outdoor Industry

New U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) data shows the economic impact of outdoor recreation. BEA found outdoor recreation contributed to the economies of all 50 states and accounted for 2.1% ($459.8 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) and $788 billion in gross output (consumer spending) in 2019 – a $10 billion consumer spending increase from 2017.

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