An Untapped Resource: Veterans and the Outdoor Workforce

Outdoor Industry Association, “An Untapped Resource: Veterans and the Outdoor Workforce” Jan. 3, 2018 From where former U.S. Navy Seal Ryan Evans stood, he could see and hear other military veterans whooping and hollering as they threw rocks into a puddle at the entrance of Santa Elena canyon. It was in early December in BigContinue reading “An Untapped Resource: Veterans and the Outdoor Workforce”

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These 5 State Spend The Most on Outdoors

Outside, “These 5 State Spend The Most on Outdoors,” July 2017 In April, the Outdoor Industry Association predicted that outdoor recreation in the United States is worth $887 billion and responsible for 7.6 million American jobs. On Wednesday, the trade group released individual reports that break down those numbers by state, with some surprising revelations. Each state reportContinue reading “These 5 State Spend The Most on Outdoors”

The Outdoor Industry’s Estimated GDP Contribution Gets a Big Bump

Outside, The Outdoor Industry’s Estimated GDP Contribution Gets a Big Bump, April 25 2017 On Tuesday, the Outdoor Industry Association made a bold announcement: according to research done by the trade association, outdoor recreation now contributes $887 billion in direct consumer spending to the U.S. economy every year—$200 billion more than the industry’s initial estimate. TheContinue reading “The Outdoor Industry’s Estimated GDP Contribution Gets a Big Bump”