NMMA joins forces with outdoor groups to create Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable

NMMA has joined forces with more than 10 other outdoor recreation groups, representing nearly 90 percent of the outdoor economy, to call attention to the collective breadth and positive impact of our nation’s recreation and outdoor industry. The outdoor recreation industry contributes approximately $646 billion per year to Gross Domestic Product, about 4 percent of the entire U.S. economy.1

The roundtable is dedicated to working alongside President-elect Donald Trump and his administration to grow jobs and ensure all Americans have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Initiatives the group will focus on include growing diverse participation, expanding access, and promoting conservation. As such, in one of its first endeavors, the roundtable sent a letter on November 16 to the Trump administration transition team outlining four strategic efforts it will pursue on behalf of the outdoor industry.

Over the coming weeks, the group will share numerous white papers that address important areas of focus for maintaining a healthy outdoor economy. NMMA will make these available in Currents and on nmma.org and encourages all industry stakeholders to take note and get involved. To get involved, make your voice heard by planning to attend the American Boating Congress, May 15-17 in Washington, D.C.; learning more about BoatPAC; and signing up to stay informed on critical issues at Boating United.

Outdoor industries involved in the roundtable include recreational vehicles (RVs), boating, angling, hunting, camping, archery, shooting sports, both towable and motorized recreational vehicles, powersports and outdoor equipment gear, and apparel. In addition to NMMA, these industries are represented by the American Horse Council, American Recreation Coalition, American Sportfishing Association, Archery Trade Association, International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, Motorcycle Industry Council, Outdoor Industry Association, National Park Hospitality Association, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, National RV Dealers Association, Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America.

To learn more, contact NMMA’s Nicole Vasilaros at nvasilaros@nmma.org.

1: Outdoor Industry Association, Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, 2012

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