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Feds prepare to release first-ever data on outdoor recreation

The Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release initial statistics on Friday, September 20 showing the role that outdoor recreation – including boating and fishing – plays in each state’s economy. This will mark the first-time state data are included in BEA’s outdoor recreation statistics, following the release of the agency’s national numbers last year, which showed ...

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Report calculates $673 billion outdoor recreation industry economic impact

A first-ever government report recognizing the outdoor recreation industry as a significant economic contributor to U.S. GDP calculates the industry’s annual gross output to be $673 billion, surpassing other sectors such as agriculture, petroleum and coal, and computer and electronic products.  Released by the Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)—the government agency responsible for reporting U.S. GDP—the report marks ...

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