Washington Outdoor Business Alliance -We exist to Connect, Protect and Grow the outdoor recreation ecosystem in Washington state. We serve as the collective eyes & ears, heart & mind and voice for outdoor recreation in local locations around Washington State.
We exist to Connect, Protect and Grow the outdoor recreation ecosystem in Washington state. Alliance Mission. We serve as the collective eyes & ears, heart & mind and voice for outdoor recreation in local locations around Washington State. Members Represented and Reach.
Alliance Gatherings Held regularly in Bellingham/North Sound and Seattle.
Bringing outdoor recreation business owners, employees and students together for networking, conversation and fun!
Recreation Northwest EXPO Saturday, May 2nd, 2020
Highlighting our regional outdoor recreation businesses, lands and opportunities to help people find new ways to get outside and play.
Outdoor Recreation Summit Friday, October 9th, 2020
Building on momentum at the state and national level we are bringing Recreation Industry Professionals – retailers, manufacturers, tourism promoters, land managers and stewardship organizations – together to explore and share ways to grow and promote Washington State’s flourishing recreation economy.
Great Outdoors Awards Saturday, October 10th, 2020
Your chance to recognize and celebrate colleagues, organizations and businesses who inspire and enable people to enjoy, preserve and improve the places we play in Washington State.
Recreation Economy Studies
Washington Recreation and Conservation Office Study, 2015:
Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Washington Fact Sheet
Economic Benefits of Outdoor Recreation in Washington
In 2015, Recreation Northwest released:
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
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Recreation Economy posts from our blog, The Confluence
Jon Snyder’s Outdoor Recreation Hotlist and Planning + Grant opps- December 2020OVEMBER 6, 2020 BY TODD ELSWORTH LEAVE A COMMENT (EDIT) From the desk of Jon Snyder Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee December 10, 2020 Here’s my monthly round-up of interesting WA state outdoor recreation news. Small business grants update: The first review period for the new Working WA 3 grants (up to... Read More →
Bureau of Economic Analysis – Outdoor Recreation Economy & GDP 2019News Release: November 10, 2020 “The Bureau of Economic Analysis released statistics today measuring the outdoor recreation economy for the nation, all 50 states, and the District of Columbia. The new U.S. data show that the outdoor recreation economy accounted for 2.1 percent ($459.8 billion) of current-dollar gross domestic product (GDP) for the nation in... Read More →
Jon Snyder’s OREC Hot List – April 2020From the desk of Jon Snyder Outdoor Recreation and Economic Development Senior Policy Advisor to Governor Jay Inslee Apr 7, 2020 Here’s my monthly round-up of interesting WA state outdoor recreation news. I apologize in advance for the large amount of info in this month’s email! CORONAVIRUS resources: All the latest updates, including mask guidance: https://coronavirus.wa.gov/ State... Read More →