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Trump Administration and Outdoor Recreation Industry Leaders Discuss Recreation Expansions

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

U.S. Department of Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and other senior officials from the department and the U.S. Forest Service met with more than 30 representatives of the outdoor recreation industry to discuss improving visitor experiences on America’s public lands and waters. The meeting was hosted by the Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable (ORIR) at Shenandoah National Park in Virginia, with a follow-up meeting at DOI headquarters.  

SEMA and other members of ORIR represent everything from motorized recreation to boating, camping, fishing, hiking and archery. Outdoor recreation generates an estimated $646 billion in direct spending and supports more than 6 million jobs.  

Tom Brooks, president of Truckin Thunder, participated in the summit as a SEMA-member representative. With four locations in central Virginia, his company specializes in selling, installing and serving trailer hitches, towing accessories and trailers destined for recreation areas.

The ORIR is working with Trump Administration officials and lawmakers on Capitol Hill on ways to grow outdoor recreation by improving federal infrastructure and increasing opportunities for innovation and public-private partnerships. 

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