From Americans for Responsible Recreational Access (ARRA), Washington Newsletter

“A Bureau of Economic Analysis study showed that motorized recreation was the largest activity within conventional outdoor recreation in 2016, accounting for $59.4 billion of gross output. Last month a new organization was unveiled, the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable (ORR).

The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable is a coalition of America’s leading outdoor recreation trade associations working to promote the policy and legislative reforms needed to grow the outdoor recreation economy. Roundtable members represent the thousands of U.S. businesses that produce vehicles, equipment, gear, apparel and services for the millions of Americans who enjoy our nation’s parks, waterways, byways, trails and outdoor spaces.

Combined, the various business sectors within the outdoor recreation industry generate hundreds of billions per year in economic activity and create millions of direct jobs. Coalition members produce the eight largest recreation tradeshows in the U.S. and annually contribute billions in federal excise tax, sales tax and duties.

ORR represents the 144 million Americans who enjoy a healthy lifestyle by participating in outdoor recreation. These outdoor enthusiasts are some of our country’s most passionate conservationists and are the reason that ORR stands behind policies that support conservation, recreation and economic development in equal measure. Members include:

American Horse Council

Association of Marina Industries (AMI)

The American Sportfi shing Association

Archery Trade Association

BoatU.S.

International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association

Marine Retailers Association of America

Motorcycle Industry Council

National Association of RV Parks and Campgrounds (ARVC)

National Marine Manufacturers Association

National Shooting Sports Foundation, Inc.

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA)

PeopleForBikes

RV Dealers Association (RVDA)

RV Industry Association

Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle

Association

SnowSports Industries America

Specialty Equipment Market Association

Specialty Vehicle Institute of America

For more information, go to http://www.rvia.org/?ESID=ORIR

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