Lancaster Online: Outdoor Recreation Equates to $27 billion a year to Pennsylvania Economy

Jan 10, 2019 | Member News

Outdoors recreation in Pennsylvania is big business.

A new economic study of various outdoors pursuits, including hunting and fishing, finds that the pastimes generated nearly $27 billion for the state economy in 2016.

Also, outdoors recreation supported more than 390,000 jobs and $17 billion in salaries and wages, according to the research done by Southwick Associates for the Theodore Roosevelt Conservation Partnership.