Outdoor recreation has record-high $9.8B state impact last year

5 Dec 2023


Outdoor recreation in Wisconsin last year hit a new record high for economic impact, adding $9.8 billion to the state GDP. 

State officials yesterday announced the latest U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis figures, showing a 6.8% increase in 2022 over the previous economic impact record from 2021. It’s the largest state impact since at least 2018, when the federal agency started releasing these figures, the release shows. 

The combined impact of travel and tourism and local trips under 50 miles reached nearly $3 billion last year, according to yesterday’s announcement. Those figures increased 14.2% and 8.7%, respectively, over the year.

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