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Government confirms outdoor recreation is a large and growing percentage of U.S. economy

Published on September 22, 2018 By kelly simmons

Data puts the outdoor industry economy at 2.2 percent of GDP and growing faster than the overall U.S. economy. We all know that the outdoor recreation is an economic powerhouse. And on Thursday, the federal Bureau of Economic Analysis (BEA) recognized that too. A final report shows that it accounts for 2.2 percent ($412 billion) of the […]

Workers Hardest Hit by Recession Are Joining in Recovery

Published on September 4, 2018 By kelly simmons

The least educated American workers, who took the hardest hit in the Great Recession, were also among the slowest to harvest the gains of the recovery. Now they are a striking symbol of a strong economy. The unemployment rate for those without a high school diploma fell to 5.1 percent in July, the Labor Department […]

VF Corp moving to Colorado, splitting into two companies

Published on August 15, 2018 By kelly simmons

The North Face, JanSport, Eagle Creek, and Altra are moving to metro Denver, while VF’s denim and outlet businesses will stay in North Carolina. Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy is about to get a lot stronger. VF Corporation, the Fortune 250 holding company for The North Face, JanSport, Smartwool, and other brands, announced that its moving its global […]