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Old 08-16-2006   #1
 
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econ importance of outdoors

For those of you trying to quantify the contribution of the outdoor economy to your community leaders in order to make quality of life upgrades (e.g. water parks, trails, etc.) here is some good fodder from a report released at OR.

http://www.mtexpress.com/index2.php?=2005111823

Importance of outdoor industry: The study's figures were broken down even further into nine separate regions across the United States. Region 8, which includes the states of Arizona, Colorado, Idaho, New Mexico, Montana, Utah, Nevada and Wyoming, ranked near the top with $61 billion in annual economic contribution from the active-outdoor-recreation industry.

Fun facts:

More Americans paddle (kayak, canoe and raft) than play soccer.

The active outdoor recreation economy employs five times more Americans than Wal-Mart, the world's largest private employer.

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The active outdoor recreation economy employs five times more Americans than Wal-Mart, the world's largest private employer.
we probably make 5 times as less

ps. for me the link led to a story about an ewe.
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ewe too?
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Sorry about the ewe....scroll down the news page to features and look for Outdoor Recreation Industry Worth $730 Million.
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