Whatcom Recreation Economy Study
Recreation Northwest is proud to release The Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County. This is the first study of it’s kind for Whatcom County and we are excited to highlight the impact of outdoor recreation. The study was done by Earth Economics, in Tacoma and funded by Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, Port of Bellingham and Bellingham Whatcom Tourism.
Outdoor recreation an important part of why people choose to live in Whatcom County, it is a foundation of our local economy.
Economic Contribution of Outdoor Recreation to Whatcom County
Interested in having Recreation Northwest present the results of the study to your organization? Have questions or feedback? Please let us know: info@RecreationNorthwest.org
The Recreation Northwest Team includes:
April Claxton, Recreation Northwest co-Executive Manager
Todd Elsworth, Recreation Northwest co-Executive Director
Pamela Jull of Applied Research Northwest
Teresa Schmidt of Sprout Creative.
Research and Report by:
Earth Economics, based in Tacoma Washington
Study Funders: Whatcom County, City of Bellingham, Port of Bellingham and Bellingham Whatcom Tourism.
Local data providers: Bellingham Whatcom Chamber of Commerce, City of Bellingham, City of Bellingham Parks, Whatcom County Parks Department, Whatcom Mountain Bike Coalition, American Rivers, WWU Small Business Development Center, Mount Baker National Forest District, Various businesses and organizations who supplied user data and sales statistics.
Other Washington Recreation Economy Reports:
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Study, 2015:
Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Washington Fact Sheet
Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Washington
Outdoor Industry Association, 2012. The Outdoor Recreation Economy.
Outdoor Industry Association, 2012. The Outdoor Recreation Economy: Washington.
Recreation Northwest promotes outdoor recreation and brings people together to enjoy, preserve and improve the places where we play. RecreationNorthwest.org