Outdoor Recreation Industry Continues to Bolster State

27 Nov 2023

Press Release, News

SANTA FE, N.M. - The U.S. Department of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis
(BEA) has released economic data for 2022 exhibiting outdoor recreation’s powerful and
positive economic impact on the U.S. economy. The outdoor recreation economy in New
Mexico grew 1.8% from 2021 to 2022, according to the BEA. This year’s report also shows
that outdoor recreation creates $2.4 billion in value added for New Mexico and accounts
for 1.9% of state GDP, including nearly 28,000 jobs.

The BEA report shows 2022 as the largest recorded measure for outdoor
recreation contribution to GDP and outdoor recreation compensation in New Mexico
since the BEA started calculating the size of the outdoor recreation economy in 2012. 

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