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ORR releases report on outdoor recreation career opportunities

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) released a new report on career opportunities in the $689 billion outdoor recreation sector, to help industry leaders, policymakers and prospective workers understand how these jobs provide outstanding quality of life, support conservation goals, strengthen local economies, and connect Americans to the great outdoors. “The backbone of this thriving sector is a growing workforce that meets the ...

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U.S. Senate passes Outdoor Recreation Act as industry highlights economic contributions

The outdoor recreation industry celebrates the physical, mental, and economic health contributions the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry has made over the course of the pandemic as the U.S. Senate marked up the first-ever recreation package, America’s Outdoor Recreation Act of 2022.Spearheaded by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is a founding member, ...

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ORR applauds 2022 Omnibus provisions

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) recently celebrated two provisions key to bolstering the outdoor recreation industry in the recently passed FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill. Along with applauding the bipartisan funding of the government, ORR applauds the continued funding of $1.5 million for the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account (ORSA). Additionally, Senators Chuck Schumer (D-NY) and Michael Bennet (D-CO) authored a requirement for the ...

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ORR releases 2021 industry report

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is a founding member, released this week its 2021 Annual Report highlighting major wins for the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry.ORR’s 2021 Annual Report outlines how the organization and its members provided breakthrough innovation, secured increased funding, worked for greater access to the outdoors for all Americans, and helped ...

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Virginia Governor announces funding for outdoor recreation office

Virginia Governor Ralph Northam proposed last week a two-year budget that will include nearly $245 million for outdoor recreation and Virginia’s world-renowned natural lands – a welcome announcement for the broader outdoor recreation industry, including NMMA and Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the NMMA is a founding member. The new funding will help significantly expand Virginia’s network of regional trails, Virginia ...

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ORR partners with Oregon State for research, education resources

Oregon State University’s Center for the Outdoor Recreation Economy (CORE) has joined other leading recreation organizations as the newest member of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), of which the NMMA is a founding member.As ORR’s first higher education member, OSU’s CORE will bring the bandwidth and expertise of a top-tier public university to the $689 billion outdoor recreation industry, supporting the ...

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Maryland establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation

Maryland Governor Larry Hogan announced the state is establishing an office of outdoor recreation (OREC) and has hired the first Executive Director, DNR veteran J. Daryl Anthony.  In an industry letter spearhead by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), signed by dozens of outdoor recreation business and associations including the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA), the industry expressed great appreciate to the governor ...

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Legislators reintroduce Recreation Not Red Tape Act

Outdoors Recreation Act

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable recently threw its support behind Senator Ron Wyden (D-OR) and Representative Blake Moore’s (R-UT) reintroduced Recreation Not Red Tape Act to lower obstacles for people to recreate in, improve and prioritize the outdoors. “Outdoor recreation is a major force in the nation’s economy, contributing $788 billion in economic output and supporting 5.2 million jobs. As our industry ...

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ORR holds hill briefing on 2021 recreation priorities

ORR held a briefing with Capitol Hill staffers, leaders from across the outdoor recreation industry and members of the press March 24 attended by over 200 participants.   The briefing focused on how our industry can sustainably capitalize on soaring participation rates for job creation and economic recovery, and particularly how recreation can create jobs in rural America. The group also discussed implementing the ...

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ORR provides breakdown of latest recreation economy data

This week the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released the latest ORSA (Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account) data, showing outdoor recreation remained a crucial part of the American economy in 2018 and 2019, generating $788 billion in output in 2019 alone. This is up from $778 billion in 2017 and $742 billion in 2016. This new government data on our sector will bolster our work ensuring recognition of the vast and growing ...

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