Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release updated economic data on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy at a tele-briefing on Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 am EST.
WASHINGTON, D.C. — Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and the Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) will release updated economic data on outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy at a tele-briefing on Tuesday, November 10th at 10:00 am EST. The report will include national and state level data for both 2018 and 2019 and there will be time for media questions at the end of the call.
This will be the third consecutive year that BEA, an agency of the U.S. Department of Commerce, has released data on the outdoor recreation economy. Last year’s report highlighted these eye-opening figures and is used widely by the industry, policy makers and the media: outdoor recreation makes up 2.2 percent of U.S. GDP, generating $778 billion in gross output and supporting 5.2 million jobs. Next week’s release will show where this growing sector was prior to the pandemic and where it can be again. ORR leaders will also take time on the call to discuss how the industry has been, and continues to be, impacted by the COVID-19 pandemic, how it is dealing with these unique circumstances and how it continues to produce jobs and economic recovery for the U.S. economy.
Media planning to attend the tele-briefing, please RSVP to this email ([email protected]) and the Zoom below. Call details included below.
WHO: Jessica Turner, executive director of Outdoor Recreation Roundtable
Lise Aangeenbrug, executive director of the Outdoor Industry Association
Amy Allison, director of the North Carolina Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Paul Bambei, president & CEO of the National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds
Kyle Brown, chief of PCE Branch, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Dirk Van Duym, research economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis
Frank Hugelmeyer, president of the National Marine Manufacturers Association
Erik Pritchard, president and CEO of the Motorcycle Industry Council
Rachel Schmidt, director of the Montana Governor’s Office of Outdoor Recreation
Patricia Washington, economist, Bureau of Economic Analysis
WHAT: Government Report on the Economic Impact of Outdoor Recreation in the U.S.
WHEN: Tuesday, November 10, 2020 at 10:00 am EST
The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable promotes the growth of the outdoor recreation economy and outdoor recreation activities and is the leading outdoor recreation coalition with 33 member associations serving over 110,000 businesses. ORR’s members represent America’s hunting, fishing, RVing, biking, hiking, camping, ATVing, diving, horseback and skiing communities among many more.