Proposed legislation would require Commerce Department to track jobs in outdoor recreation

By Stephen Frothingham

WASHINGTON (BRAIN) — Two U.S. senators from states known for their outdoor recreational industry are introducing legislation that would require the Commerce Department’s Bureau of Economic Analysis to specifically track jobs in that industry.

The Outdoor Industry Association says that tracking those jobs could have implications for future national recreation policies.

Sens. Jeanne Shaheen (D-NH) and Cory Gardner’s (R-CO) introduced the Recreation’s Economic Contributions Act on Thursday. It would require the BEC, in consultation with federal …read more

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