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Outdoor Recreation- NADO Presentation.pdf

  1. 1. Millions More Outdoors: Why Outdoor Recreation is the Economic Development Strategy of Now and the Future Chris Perkins Outdoor Recreation Roundtable cperkins@recreationroundtable.org Davitt Woodwell Pennsylvania Environmental Council dwoodwell@pecpa.org
  2. 2. Three Key Takeaways 1. We're experiencing a unique and powerful momentum behind outdoor recreation 2. Outdoor recreation is not just a "nice to have", but a "must have" 3. Outdoor recreation economic development in action
  3. 3. The nation’s leading coalition of outdoor recreation trade associations — made up of over 35 national members — as well as other nonprofit organizations and business entities — serving more than 110,000 businesses. Chris Perkins Senior Director
  4. 4. What is Outdoor Recreation?
  5. 5. Public Health Community Connectivity Economic Resiliency Environment & Climate Stewardship What are outdoor recreation's benefits?
  6. 6. What Organizations Contribute to Outdoor Recreation?
  7. 7. Jobs in Outdoor Recreation Technical Specialists Participant - Facing Integrators Auto and RV Technicians Ski Lift Technicians Inspectors Software Engineers and Web Developers Accountants Biologists/Ecologists Manufacturing/Engineering Trail, Infrastructure, and Facility Design and Maintenance Permitting and Planning Landscape Architects and Engineers GIS/Cartography Shipping Logistics Business Analytics Sales and Customer Service Education/Interpretation Community Managers Cultural Storytellers Public Affairs Communications and Development Travel Advisors Event Planning Client Relations Concessions Operators Land Managers Community Economic Development Environmental Justice Recreation Management Social Scientists Risk Management Product Design and Development Corporate Sustainability Outdoor Recreation/Conservation Policy User Experience/User Interface Guiding and Outfitting
  8. 8. National Numbers 4.3 Million Jobs (3% of U.S. Employment) 1.8% of U.S. GDP $689 Billion in Gross Output What is the Size of the Outdoor Recreation Economy?
  9. 9. Outdoor Recreation in Pennsylvania 146,127 Jobs 1.5% of GDP $11.8 Billion in Value Added What is the Size of the Outdoor Recreation Economy?
  10. 10. COVID Behavior Shifts
  11. 11. COVID Behavior Shifts 2019 2020 % Change Boating/ Fishing $24B $31B +30% RVing $17B $19B +9% Motorcycling/ ATVing $8.3B $8.8B +5% Bicycling $2.1B $2.5B +12% Climbing/ Hiking/ Tent Camping $3.96B $3.99B +1% Photo Courtesy Outdoor Afro
  12. 12. Economic Resilience
  13. 13. Economic Resilience July 2021
  14. 14. Outdoor Recreation Infrastructure
  15. 15. Economic Recovery Baileys Trail System, OH
  16. 16. "In the 100 most populated cities, neighborhoods where most residents identify as Black, Hispanic and Latino, American Indian/Alaska Native or Asian American and Pacific Islander have access to an average of 44 percent less park acreage than predominantly white neighborhoods, and similar park space inequities exist in low-income neighborhoods across cities." Kiwanis Methow Park, WA Equitable Access
  17. 17. Great American Outdoors Act 2020 John Dingell Conservation and Recreation Act 2019 Bipartisanship America's Outdoor Recreation Act 2022
  18. 18. Three Key Takeaways 1. We're experiencing a unique and powerful momentum behind outdoor recreation 2. Outdoor recreation is not just a "nice to have", but a "must have" 3. Outdoor recreation economic development in action

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