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Outdoor Recreation a critical player in CT’s economy

Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) released the state-by-state Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, which demonstrates the powerful impact that outdoor recreation has on Connecticut’s economy. The report shows that the outdoor recreation economy in Connecticut directly contributes 69,000 jobs and annually generates $9 billion in consumer spending and $734 million in state and local tax revenue.

As demonstrated by the state data report, the outdoor recreation economy of Connecticut is thriving and playing a major part in the state’s overall economy. To ensure this continued growth and success, Outdoor Industry Association urges state policymakers to do the following:

The state-by-state report comes after OIA issued its 2017 Outdoor Recreation Economy national report earlier this year, which found that the outdoor recreation economy generates $887 billion in consumer spending annually and sustains 7.6 million American jobs. To review all state-by-state reports, visit

Bethany Mousseau