Outdoor Industry Thriving in New England

Newport Boat Show

A busy New England boat show is one indication of a bustling outdoor economy in the northeast. Photo © Northeast Boater 2017

A report was released this week featuring economic data about how much the outdoor recreation economy generates for each state, including states here in the Northeast.

The Outdoor Industry Association (OIA), which released the state-level Outdoor Recreation Economy Report, claims it is the largest and most comprehensive state-by-state report of its kind.

The report shows that outdoor recreation generates $9.0 Billion in consumer spending annually in our home state of Connecticut, and that more jobs in the Nutmeg State depend on outdoor recreation than on the aerospace and defense industry.

You can view economic data for each state, and see the full Connecticut report, at outdoorindustry.org.