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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

Recreation Economy round-up – July 2017

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

Economic impact of travel spending to Snohomish County reaches over $1 billion in 2016 “Tourism and outdoor recreation in Snohomish County is a significant contributor to our local economy. The things that make Snohomish County a great place for visitors also makes it a… Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – June 2017

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

Outdoor gear companies take on Trump Companies that make and sell outdoor gear, such as Patagonia, REI and The North Face, are forcefully criticizing Trump for trying to roll back former President Obama’s actions on protecting public land and fighting climate change.

National monuments… Continue reading

Recreation Economy round-up – May 2017

It’s been a big month for Recreation Economy news and momentum. Here’s a re-cap of some of the noteworthy stories. 

OIA’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Report The outdoor recreation industry is a powerful force in the overall U.S. economy, with consumers spending $887 billion annually on outdoor recreation and creating 7.6 million American jobs.

Close To Home: An Axis of… Continue reading

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