Kelly and Patrick discuss the newly released report from the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account of the Bureau of Economic Analysis which measures the contributions to US GDP made by outdoor recreation activities in 2022. What exactly is this report measuring? How do outdoor recreation activities support American jobs, generate federal and state tax dollars, and contribute to the country’s Gross Domestic Product? How can these numbers support advocacy and policy efforts?
Find a link to the Bureau of Economic Analysis report here: https://www.bea.gov/data/special-topics/outdoor-recreation
See OIA’s state dashboard here: https://outdoorindustry.org/advocacy