Wednesday, April 23rd, 2014

Outdoor Recreation Source Of Large Amounts Of Spending

CampingThere are big bucks in outdoor recreation for the state of Arizona, according to a new report from the Outdoor Industry Association.

It tallied what people spend on outdoor gear and clothing, guide services and travel expenses, and says it totals more than $10 billion a year in Arizona.  And it brings in nearly $800-million in state and local taxes.  

Avery Stonich of the OIA says that shows how much Arizonans value the ability to get out and play in the great outdoors.

Spending on outdoor recreation in the US has increased by about five-percent each year, even through the Great Recession.

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