National Consumer Stats
OUTDOOR RECREATION IS
A POWERFUL ECONOMIC ENGINE
Outdoor recreation is among our nation’s largest economic sectors, representing the lifeblood of thousands of American communities and providing livelihoods for millions of American workers.
An Economic Powerhouse
ANNUAL CONSUMER SPENDING
Colorado Consumer Stats
71% OF COLORADO RESIDENTS PARTICIPATE IN OUTDOOR
RECREATION EACH YEAR
Communities across Colorado recognize that outdoor recreation supports health, contributes to a high quality of life and – perhaps most importantly – attracts and sustains employers and families. Investing in outdoor infrastructure attracts employers and active workforces, ensuring those communities thrive economically and socially.
OUTDOOR RECREATION IN COLORADO
Creates nearly four times as many direct jobs (229,000) as the oil and gas industry (39,000) and the mining industry combined.