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February 25, 2013

Panel to discuss NW outdoor businesses

SEATTLE — A panel of local leaders will cover the economics of outdoor recreation at Friday's meeting of the Seattle Metropolitan Chamber of Commerce.

The chamber cites a report by the Outdoor Industry Association that says Washington state has more than 226,000 direct jobs related to outdoor recreation, the sixth highest nationally. Also, consumers here spend more than $22.5 billion on gear, vehicles, trips and travel-related expenses.

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