National Extension Tourism (NET): 2021 Conf. Proceedings

(Longwoods International & Miles Partnership, Travel Sentiment Study Wave 45)

Also, from a national perspective, outdoor recreation available along many scenic byways is an important tourism sector, not to be ignored. In 2019, the value-added contribution of outdoor recreation to the U.S. economy was $459.8 billion, representing 2.1 percent of GDP (SANB, 2020).

Graphics from the State Outdoor Business Alliance Network 2021 Inspiring the Future of the Outdoor Recreation Economy.

SAMPLE BYWAY DESIGNATION PROCESS (IN OHIO) The Ohio State University Extension office in Noble County collaborated to expand a single county byway to a multiple county byway. The original byway was coordinated by the county convention and visitor bureau with assistance from Ohio State University Extension. The Noble County Ohio State Community Development educator assisted with a variety of activities in securing the byway renaming and expansion.

2021 NET Conference Proceedings


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