Resources & Research
Outdoor recreation can have an enormous economic impact in your community. OIA has developed a library of resources — including state and national reports, videos, case studies and more — that details how outdoor recreation benefits cities, companies and families across the United States. Use these materials to educate your local policy makers and encourage them to support legislation that strengthens the outdoor industry.
You can also learn about how OIA works to protect our places to play, nationally, regionally and in local communities. We need your help to build the industry voice to convince policy makers that investment in the national outdoor recreation system pays dividends for the American people and the economy.
Learn how you can help provide quality places to play and spread the word about the economic impact of outdoor recreation in your area by contacting Lindsay Bourgoine at 303.327.3490 or firstname.lastname@example.org.
State and National Reports
National Report2012 Outdoor Recreation Economy Report
Every year, Americans spend $646 billion on outdoor recreation — on gear, vehicles, trips, travel-related expenses and much more. Learn about the impact of this spending in your state here.
- New Hampshire
- New Jersey
- New Mexico
- New York
- North Carolina
- North Dakota
- Rhode Island
Watch the Videos
The recreation economy means business. Learn more about the industry's enormous economic and social benefits with these videos.
Outdoor recreation is now a “must have” as leaders across the country recognize its undeniable economic, social and health benefits.
Learn how the world's largest manufacturer of kayaks is creating high-paying, US manufacturing jobs.
The Alliance partners with businesses and organizations to protect wild places for their recreation and habitat values.
On the economic importance of New Hampshire's tourism and outdoor recreation industries.
Public lands preserve quality of life, shore up rural economies, and create jobs that cannot be outsourced.
Virginia's Lt. Governor, Bill Bolling, on the importance of hunting, fishing, boating, and wildlife to Virginia's economy.
Our growing library of case studies demonstrates how companies and communities can do good while doing what they love by investing in outdoor recreation.
The Greenville, SC boat builder creates jobs through public/private partnerships.
This family-owned hosiery mill preserves Vermont community, jobs and craftsmanship.
Exxel brings American manufacturing jobs back to a shuttered Alabama factory.
Recreation transforms Knoxville into a top outdoor destination.
A bygone railroad hub reinvents itself through adventure recreation.
Innovation is key at the nation’s top outdoor retailer.
More tools to help you spread the word and make the case for outdoor recreation in your community.
These messages make the case for supporting the recreation economy.
How to promote the recreation economy in your community.
The groundbreaking, first of it kind report on the economic impact of outdoor recreation.
Includes methodology, definitions, statistics and more on the 2006 national report.
You can help establish a political environment conducive to the growth and success of the outdoor industry by taking part in OIA PAC.
Learn about the leaders of outdoor companies, organizations and policy makers who who have significantly contributed to the industry.