The Outdoor Recreation Industry in Colorado
Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry is a significant contributor to the state’s economy, with $28 billion in consumer spending and $2 billion in taxes annually according to the Outdoor Industry Association. The economy also contributes over 200,000 direct jobs.
The articles in this issue highlight the outdoor rec industry’s creativity and innovation, and detail the importance of its economic contributions, particularly to rural Colorado communities. An article about a higher education program that is training students to work in the industry rounds out the issue.
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