The National Marine Manufacturers Association is hosting a reception on the water Tuesday during the Democratic National Convention to provide a first-hand look into the U.S. recreational boating industry and its significant value to the economy.
The special event includes tours of boats manufactured in the U.S. and rides along the Delaware River, as well as an opportunity to meet with industry and local leaders who can discuss the critical Delaware River habitat and the overwhelming impact that recreational boat, engine and accessory manufacturing have on the U.S. economy. More than 150 attendees are expected and include delegates, Members of Congress and local boating businesses and non-profits dedicated to growing the boating industry.
“NMMA is thrilled to participate in the Democratic National Convention. During one of our most critical election years, we look forward to bringing legislators and attendees together to better understand the positive and critical economic impact the marine manufacturing industry has on the U.S. economy. In fact, in Pennsylvania, recreational boating creates more than 570 businesses and contributes $290.5 million to the local economy annually,” said NMMA President Thom Dammrich. “While we have important information to showcase, we also look forward to giving attendees the chance to enjoy the classic American pastime of spending time on the water.”
NMMA hosted a similar event at the Republican National Convention last week.
WHEN: July 26, 2016 from 10:30 a.m. – 1:30 p.m. Eastern
WHERE: Workshop on the Water, Independence Seaport Museum, Penn’s Landing, 211 South Columbus Road, Philadelphia, Pennsylvania 19106
WHAT: Democratic National Convention daytime reception – exhibits and boat demonstrations along the Delaware River. Hear from local marine manufacturers, dealers, and boating advocates who can address the recreational boating industry and critical river habitat.
WHO: NMMA member marine manufacturers from across the U.S. – small business owners working to aid the economic recovery through their commitment to domestic marine manufacturing, one of the anchors of the U.S. economy; delegates; and Members of Congress.
WHY: Recreational boating is a uniquely American manufacturing industry with 95 percent of boats sold in the U.S. manufactured in the U.S. and an important contributor to the U.S. economy with a $121.5 billion annual economic impact and an estimated 650,014 direct American jobs. In Pennsylvania, recreational boating has created more than 570 businesses statewide and contributes $290.5 million to the local economy annually.