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October 6, 2006 | The Seattle Times | Published News | Steve Kallick
Three-quarters of Americans participate in bicycling, camping, fishing, hunting, paddling, hiking, snow sports and wildlife viewing. Not only are these sports popular, but they also generate major business activity and revenue. According to a study released earlier this year by the Outdoor Industry Association, the sector contributes $730 billion annually to the U.S. economy, pays $88 billion in taxes, supports 6.5 million American jobs (one in 20) and accounts for 8 percent of all consumer spending.Leading...

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