A study of the direct and indirect impacts of outdoor recreation travel in Pennsylvania documents the substantial contribution of recreation activities to Pennsylvania’s economy. The study documented recreation related spending in excess of $4 billion which supported 84,120 jobs and generated $770 million in taxes.
This report was created to devise a plan to improve outdoor recreation opportunities throughout the commonwealth of Pennsylvania. This Executive Summary was published in 2010.
A Case Study Analysis of Six National Heritage Area Sites in the Northeast Region of the United States and Projections on the National Impact of All National Heritage Areas
This two page summary provides data from 2011 and 2012 that supports the significant beneficial economic impact of outdoor recreation to Pennsylvania's economy.