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Outdoor Recreation Roundtable Lauds Appropriations


The Outdoor Recreation Roundtable yesterday announced that two key provisions were included in the FY 2022 Omnibus Appropriations Bill.

The bill funds $1.5 million for the Outdoor Recreation Satellite Account and adds a requirement that the Government Accountability Office conduct the Outdoor Industry Veterans Careers GAO Study to identify efforts that connect U.S. veterans to careers and jobs in the outdoor industry.

“ORSA funding is essential to the outdoor recreation industry because it measures the outdoor recreation economy — this year at $689 billion, 4.3 million jobs and 1.8 percent of GDP — and helps elected officials, businesses and the public understand the economic impact of this growing industry,” ORR president Jessica Turner said in a statement.

“The Outdoor Industry Veterans Careers GAO Study will also be a win-win, both by identifying opportunities for veterans to pursue careers in outdoor recreation and by providing the industry with strong candidates for the growing workforce,” Turner added.



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