NMMA releases new U.S. economic impact report at American Boating Congress

On May 8-9, 2013 the National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) released updated economic impact data for the recreational boating industry during the American Boating Congress. The update reflects 2012 data across the United States and has been formatted as an easy-to-use infographic, reflecting data in a highly visual way.
Each state and district datasheet includes the “total annual economic value of recreational boating”, the number of recreational boating industry businesses, total jobs and annual recreational boating-related spending. Notable U.S. economic impact facts include:
·         The recreational boating industry has a total economic impact of $121.5 billion in the U.S. annually.
·         There are nearly 35,000 recreational boating-related businesses across the country providing more than 338,000 jobs.  
·         Each year, Americans spend $51 billion related to the more than 12 million registered recreational boats in the country.

The full report, including U.S. data as well as state and Congressional district information, is available online for download.  Questions? Please contact Lauren Dunn at ldunn@nmma.org or 202-737-9752.