Tag Archives: outdoor recreation

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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Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation Act moves to House

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The Simplifying Outdoor Access for Recreation (SOAR) Act has moved out of the House Natural Resources Committee by unanimous vote. The NMMA expects the SOAR Act to move to the House floor later this year, which will eliminate road blocks and improve access to outdoor recreation. Key components include: Modernizing and streamlining the outdoor recreation permitting process to remove barriers and ...

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Johnson Outdoors reports lower Third Quarter results

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Outdoor recreation equipment and technology company, Johnson Outdoors, reported lower sales and net income during the Company’s 2020 third fiscal quarter ending June 26, 2020, compared to the prior year quarter. Year-to-date revenue and net income also declined. “As expected, the COVID-19 pandemic had a significant impact on the quarter. Strong momentum in Fishing, Watercraft Recreation and Camping in May and ...

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Outdoor recreation industry makes final push for Great American Outdoors Act

Over 100 outdoor businesses, from Fortune 500 companies to mom-and-pop shops, including specialty retailers, apparel, gear and vehicle manufacturers, outfitters and guides, campground and marina operators, and more sent a letter to Senate leadership urging swift passage of the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA) in order to stimulate the outdoor recreation industry, made up of thousands of small businesses, and provide safe ...

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Senate poised to pass Great American Outdoors Act

The U.S. Senate will vote on the bipartisan Great American Outdoors Act when the body returns to Washington, D.C. in June. NMMA said it is a strong supporter of the measure, which provides mandatory funding of the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and addresses the national park maintenance backlog. “The Great American Outdoors Act strikes the critical balance of ...

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Outdoor industry urges Congressional action, support

Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) recently released a letter signed by 29 national outdoor recreation trade associations, supporting over 100,000 businesses, urging Congress to pass the Great American Outdoors Act (GAOA). This legislation would fully fund the Land and Water Conservation Fund (LWCF) and address the nation’s public lands maintenance backlog in order to support rural communities and rescue the outdoor ...

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ORR shares results of member survey on COVID-19 impact

An Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) member survey, in partnership with the Oregon State University Outdoor Recreation Economy Initiative, finds that the outdoor recreation industry is facing dramatically decreased sales and revenue, difficulties with production and distribution and large numbers of furloughs and layoffs. ORR surveyed its member trade associations representing over 100,000 businesses from RVing and camping to boating and ...

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ORR proposes CARES Act fixes to support outdoor recreation

As schools, businesses, shops and more temporarily close because of COVID-19, Americans are looking to the outdoors – while adhering to CDC guidelines – to provide a necessary reprieve from the intense mental and physical stress caused by this crisis and the vital efforts to combat it. In order to recover from this economic recession, members of the Outdoor Recreation ...

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ORR brings on new VP

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR), America’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations and organizations working to promote the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities, has hired successful business entrepreneur and strategist, Lindsey Davis to offer increased support to its members during these difficult times. ORR added that a collective voice is needed now more than ...

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ORR welcomes new coalition members

In the midst of the COVID-19 pandemic, the outdoor recreation business community is coming together to strengthen the entire recreation sector – including thousands of small businesses and millions of workers – during this turbulent time. It is in that sentiment that the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) welcomed two new members to further unify the industry and bolster its collective influence.  By the end of ...

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