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The government says COVID cost the outdoor recreation industry $156 billion in 2020. But did it really?

The collapse of travel and public gatherings during the pandemic last year cost America’s surging outdoor recreation industry $156 billion.  But that’s according to federal accounting.  In a more traditional accounting of outdoor recreation that measures the economic contributions from people going camping, hiking, skiing, fishing, boating and hunting, the outdoor economy weathered the pandemic […]

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Outdoor recreation continues to be a mighty economic force, accounting for $788 billion in 2019

Outdoor recreation is emerging as a critical element in the economic recovery from COVID-19 as the recreation economy delivers a larger share of U.S. economic output for the second consecutive year. The federal government’s latest tally of the outdoor recreation economy showed a $787.6 billion economic impact from businesses supporting 5.2 million jobs. The report […]