Report: Outdoor recreation beats pharmaceuticals for consumer spending

BOULDER — The outdoor recreation industry has an $887 billion impact on consumer spending annually, according to a report released Tuesday by the Outdoor Industry Association. In the U.S., 7.6 million jobs stem from outdoor recreation, as does $65.3 billion in federal tax revenue and $59.2 billion in state and local tax revenue. The report is the third edition of its kind from Boulder-based OIA, and had a 70 percent increase in survey responses from…