September 20, 2019
New prototype outdoor recreation statistics show state value added, compensation, and employment for all 50 states and the District of Columbia. These statistics show that the relative size of the outdoor recreation economy ranged from 5.4 percent of GDP for Hawaii to 1.2 percent for the District of Columbia in 2017.
- Arts, entertainment, recreation, accommodation, and food services was the largest contributor to outdoor recreation for 26 states and the District of Columbia.
- Retail trade was the largest contributor to outdoor recreation value added in 17 states, including Texas, Washington, and Ohio.
- Manufacturing was the largest sector for outdoor recreation value added in Indiana, Wisconsin, Louisiana, and Kansas.
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