Tag: ORR

House Passes Historic Bipartisan Outdoor Recreation Package, Eyes on Senate for Swift Action

WASHINGTON, D.C., April 15, 2024 — In a landmark bipartisan achievement, the U.S. House of Representatives has passed the Expanding Public Lands Outdoor Recreation Experiences (EXPLORE) Act. This critical step demonstrates the powerful momentum Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) members and industry partners have helped generate in promoting policies that expand access and transform outdoor recreation […]

Gathering to Share Recreational Boating Priorities in Massachusetts

• Recreational Boating Industry Meets with Paul Jahnige, Director of Massachusetts Office of Outdoor Recreation By Chad Tokowicz, MRAA Government Relations Manager Last week members of the recreational boating industry met to welcome Paul Jahnige as the inaugural Director of Massachusetts’s Office of Outdoor Recreation (OREC), making the Bay State the 18th state in the […]

Massachusetts Creates State Office of Outdoor Recreation

• New Office Bolsters Its $9.5 Billion Outdoor Recreation Economy BOSTON — December 13 — Massachusetts became the 18th state to establish an Office of Outdoor Recreation, drawing praise from Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR) and bolstering the ability of the nation’s $862 billion outdoor recreation economy to grow even more. The Marine Retailers Association of […]

2021 Outdoor Recreation Economy Breaks Record

• Outdoor Recreation Industry Generates $862 Billion, 4.5 Million Jobs WASHINGTON, D.C., November 9 — Today, the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) released economic data from the 2021 Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account, which detailed the outdoor recreation economy’s powerful and positive impact on the overall U.S. economy. These new record-breaking numbers found that outdoor […]

Record-Breaking Numbers: Outdoor Recreation a Whopping $862B Industry According to New Government Data

WASHINGTON, D.C. — November 9 — The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) has released economic data for 2021 exhibiting outdoor recreation’s powerful and positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. These new numbers show outdoor recreation generates $862 billion in economic output and 4.5 million jobs. This means the outdoor recreation […]