Tag Archives: Outdoor Recreation Roundtable

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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New data shows impact of COVID on outdoor recreation

The U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA)  released new data on the economic impact of outdoor recreation in 2020. BEA found outdoor recreation accounted for $689 billion in gross output (consumer spending) and 1.8% of gross domestic product in 2020. “Throughout this pandemic, outdoor recreation has been a cornerstone of American life,” said Lise Aangeenbrug, Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) executive director. ...

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Outdoor recreation community has opportunity to inform spending priorities

The passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) was a huge accomplishment for the outdoor recreation industry and the thousands of businesses that make up the $788 billion recreation economy. Through GAOA implementation, the outdoor recreation community has the unique opportunity to have its voice heard and inform agency and congressional partners of priorities carried out through the Land ...

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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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Registration opens for Partner Outdoors Annual Conference

Partners Outdoors registration

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s annual conference, Partners Outdoors, is set for June 1-2, and registration is open. The online event is open to all industry stakeholders, and brings together federal agencies, business, and non-profit sectors to discuss the future of outdoor recreation and the industry’s most important issues. Topics this year include impacts of COVID-19, recreation and conservation, 21st Century outdoor ...

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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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BoatUS advocacy accomplishments

BoatUS

Boat Owners Association of The United States (BoatUS), the national advocacy, services and safety group with more than 700,000 members, weighed in on a range of boating issues, debates and legislation affecting recreational boaters in 2020. Here are some of the successes that BoatUS earned over the past year: The Sport Fish Restoration Program Paid for by purchases of fishing ...

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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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NMMA wants your boating access input

Boat launch ramp

With the passage of the Great American Outdoors Act this summer, the outdoor recreation community has an unprecedented opportunity to help identify boating access projects in need of funding. In partnership with the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable, NMMA has created a survey to capture stakeholder’s feedback on projects that would benefit their business, recreation activity, or community – click here to take the project ...

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