The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) – in coordination with the office of Senator Shaheen (D-NH) and the U.S Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) – will host an on-the-record briefing event this Friday, September 20 to coincide with the official release of BEA’s first-ever report on the role that outdoor recreation 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 that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.2 percent of current-dollar GDP in 2016, or $412 billion.
Who: Office of Senator Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH)
Congressman Steve Stivers (R-OH)
U.S. Forest Service – Vicki Christiansen, Chief
Bureau of Economic Analysis – Bryan Moyer, Director; Joel Platt, Associate Director for Regional Economics
Maine Office of Outdoor Recreation – Carolann Ouellette, Director
Outdoor Recreation Roundtable – Jessica Wahl, Executive Director
National Marine Manufacturers Association – Nicole Vasilaros, Senior Vice President of Government and Legal Affairs
What: Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Briefing: Release of First-Ever Government Data on Outdoor Recreation’s Economic Impact in Each State
When: Friday, September 20, 2019| 8:30am – 9:30am ET
Where: Russell Senate Office Building, Room 485
Event and RSVP Link: https://www.eventbrite.com/e/outdoor-recreation-economy-briefing-tickets-71654268847
An updated set of national outdoor recreation statistics will be released at the same time. Both the national and state data will cover 2012 through 2017. Having a rich set of both state and national data on outdoor recreation to draw upon will inform decision-making by businesses, policymakers, and managers of public lands and waters.
For questions or more information, please contact ORR communications director, Ben Nasta at firstname.lastname@example.org or 585-749-9206.