MIC to represent powersports on newly formed Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable
The Motorcycle Industry Council (MIC) is making “common cause” with several other outdoor recreation groups in establishing an Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable as a lobby platform to call attention to the collective breadth and positive impact that the recreation and outdoor industry sectors have on the U.S. economy.
Representing nearly 90 percent of the outdoor economy, it is claimed that the outdoor recreation industry contributes approximately $646 billion per year to Gross Domestic Product, which is about 4 percent of the entire U.S. economy.
The Roundtable says it is dedicated to working alongside President-elect Trump and his administration to grow jobs and ensure all Americans have the opportunity to enjoy the outdoors. Initiatives the group will focus on include growing diverse participation, expanding access and promoting conservation. The Roundtable wrote to the Trump administration in November outlining strategic efforts it will pursue on behalf of the outdoor industry. The letter included a call to establish an Outdoor Recreational Business Roundtable as a White House Level Advisory Group.
Outdoor industries involved in the Roundtable include recreational vehicles (RVs), boating, angling, hunting, camping, archery, shooting sports, towable and motorized recreational vehicles, powersports and outdoor equipment gear, and apparel. In addition to the MIC, other involved organizations include the American Recreation Coalition, International Snowmobile Manufacturers Association, National Marine Manufacturers Association, Outdoor Industry Association, Recreational Off-Highway Vehicle Association, National RV Dealers Association, Recreational Vehicle Industry Association and Specialty Vehicle Institute of America.