Outdoor Recreation Roundtable applauded the hire of Pennsylvania’s new Director of , Nathan Reigner, on Monday at an event highlighting the new position and recreation’s importance to the state.
generates $11.8 billion for the Keystone State’s economy, is 1.5 percent of its GDP and creates 146,000 jobs. The new Director of will work to leverage Pennsylvania’s myriad assets with all the various stakeholder groups from anglers and hunters to hikers and mountain bikers, local communities and more to continue to build and improve the state’s economy.
ORR’s President, Jessica Turner lauded the position and Reigner saying, “The appointment of Nathan Reigner is a huge step forward forin Pennsylvania. His leadership will be invaluable to growing the economy in the state, as well as supporting rural economies and increasing access for all residents and visitors.”
“is a central part of our lives, our communities, and our economy here in Pennsylvania,” said Director Reigner.
“It contributes to our physical and mental health, our state’s gross domestic product, the vibrance of our towns and cities, and conservation of our lands, waters, and wildlife. As Pennsylvania’s first Director of, I will work collaboratively with our state’s entire sector, including businesses, non-profits, and government to expand and ensure the benefits of for all Pennsylvanians as individuals, communities, and a commonwealth as a whole.”
ORR is helping states across the country build theireconomies by promoting the vital role offices of can play in enhancing state and local economies. Pennsylvania is now the 19th state to either create an Office of , Director of , or initiate a task force to recommend an office.
TheRoundtable is the nation’s leading coalition of trade associations representing the $689 billion economy. ORR focuses on the growth of by building a better environment for the growth of businesses and driving a broader understanding of the value of the economy. Our membership includes national trade association members, business entities, organizations, and universities — serving more than 110,000 businesses and representing America’s boating, fishing, RVing, biking, hiking, camping, hunting, ATVing, diving, horseback, and skiing communities among many more.