Outdoor Recreation Roundtable’s economic impact to be released

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

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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 Linkhttps://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 bnasta@recreationroundtable.org or 585-749-9206.

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