Govt Data: Americans Love Outdoor Recreation – Outdoor Industry Association

Last year, the Outdoor Industry Association put out data on the economic impact of outdoor recreation in Arkansas. The numbers came in like this; 96,000 Direct Jobs, $9.7 BILLION In Consumer Spending, $2.5 BILLION In Wages and Salaries, and $698 MILLION In State and Local Tax Revenue. Since Outdoor Recreation is now considered part of the United States GDP thanks to legislation signed by President … [Read more...]

The State of Playing Outdoors

Our friends at Active Junky shared this infographic with us today. We are big fans of outdoor recreation around here. Arkansas is a diverse environment with wetlands, caves, mountains, scenic rivers, clean lakes, etc. We have wonderful parks and great access to these areas. This is some great information on the impact of outdoor recreation nationally. Look it over, learn some stuff and then go … [Read more...]