Recreational boating is a “big deal” in the U.S.
A September report from the Dept. of Commerce’s Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) reaffirms that outdoor recreation activities are a significant driver of economic activity in the country, making up 2.2 percent ($247.2 billion) of the U.S. Gross Domestic Product (GDP). In Wisconsin, outdoor recreation makes up 2.4 percent of the state’s GDP.