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Recreation Economy Roundup – June 2018

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month.

What is an intact forest worth? Up to $1 trillion, in the case of Greater Seattle’s Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie A new analysis of Mt. Baker-Snoqualmie National Forest (PDF) estimates its total value could be several times the annual revenue of Amazon.com—as much as $1 trillion.

Spending… Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – May 2018

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month.

Government Puts Outdoor Industry Size at $373 Billion That’s 2 percent of overall GDP—putting it on par with other major economy-drivers (and larger than oil and mining).

FIND YOUR CONGRESSIONAL DISTRICT DATA Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) has released congressional-level Outdoor Recreation Economy reports for all… Continue reading

Let’s Talk Water Trails at Basecamp – Tuesday, April 10th

We are wrapping up winter with our final Basecamp event of the season. Join us at Stones Throw Brewery with fellow Recreationists to talk some shop with other cool folks. We’ll be in the back of the pub down in the fire pit out back. Come be a part of the conversation that helps drive our outdoor recreation community. … Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – December 2017

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month. 

Superfeet takes another big step, and that means more jobs in Ferndale The Ferndale-based manufacturer announced this week that it will begin production of custom-fit recovery slides, or the sandals people put on after a run. The company also announced it is partnering with… Continue reading

Portland Athletic & Outdoor Industry

This was shared with me by our VP, Brian Roche. Brian also works for local outdoor manufacturer Gear Aid. He has his finger on the pulse of the industry. 

Hit the play button on the website and it takes you through the last 100+ years of business development in the Portland Athletic & Outdoor Industry.  It is crazy… Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – August 2017

Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy recreation economy stories from the past month. 

Outdoor recreation economy continues to grow in Washington National trade association calculates $26.2 billion in statewide annual economic impact

New Statewide Collaborative Focuses On Vermont’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Recreation businesses involving activities such as skiing, hiking, mountain biking and boating bring a lot of… Continue reading

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