Outdoor Recreation Still Going Strong


0  Updated at 2:13 pm, February 19th, 2013 By: Managing Editor
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(IDAHO FALLS, ID)  —  Outdoor recreation jobs are a growing industry across the state. The Gem State has nearly 77,000 jobs directly impacting the outdoor recreation industry, compared to only 25,000 in agriculture. The Outdoor Industry Association says that Idaho residents and visitors spend $6.3 billion on recreation each year, translating to around $470 million in state and local tax revenue.