SEMA eNews Vol. 20, No. 10, March 9, 2017

SEMA Joins Coalition Effort to Expand the Outdoor Recreation Economy

By SEMA Washington, D.C., Staff

SEMA has joined with a number of leading outdoor recreation trade associations to promote federal policy reforms for rebuilding and expanding the nation’s recreation-related infrastructure. Members of the “Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable” (ORIR) represent everything from motorized recreation to boating, camping, fishing, hiking and archery. The various business sectors within the outdoor recreation industry generate $646 billion per year in economic activity and provide an estimated 6.1 million direct jobs. 

The ORIR was organized to demonstrate to lawmakers and regulators in Washington, D.C., the value of outdoor recreation to the nation’s economy. The group advocates for public-private partnerships as the means for addressing deferred maintenance on public lands and waters and for making recreational access and high-quality visitor experiences a priority.

For more information, contact Stuart Gosswein at stuartg@sema.org.

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