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Top Recreational Boating States by Economic Impact: Tennessee

Data from NMMA’s recently released  2023 economic impact study, which measured the U.S. recreational boating industry’s total economic activity as well number of jobs supported, is a helpful tool when meeting with decision makers or marketing the importance of recreational boating to local and national economies.

NMMA continues to countdown the top 20 states throughout the summer with Tennessee, ranked 12h in the U.S. for recreational boating economic impact. Recreational boating in Tennessee has more than $6.5 billion in annual economic impact and supports over 19,600 jobs.

A detailed infographic for Tennessee can be downloaded by NMMA members and industry stakeholders here.

For questions related to the 2023 Economic Impact Study of the Recreational Boating Industry, contact NMMA’s Business Intelligence team at

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