PA Chamber: Let's Celebrate, Work Together to Grow PA's Booming Outdoor Industry

This week, outdoor enthusiasts are flocking to the Farm Show Complex in Harrisburg for the Great American Outdoor Show – a celebration of Pennsylvania’s abundant hunting, fishing and outdoor recreational activities that have been treasured by residents and visitors to the Commonwealth for generations.


Not only is Pennsylvania’s booming outdoorsmanship a long-held tradition – it’s a growing pastime. A report from the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis showed that outdoor recreation contributed a whopping $13.64 billion to Pennsylvania’s economy in 2021 – including 152,000 jobs, and 1.6 percent of the Commonwealth’s GDP! That’s a 22 percent increase over 2020, showing that spending time outdoors in our beautiful four-seasons state is quickly becoming a more attractive option for vacationers – giving us all the more reason to ensure its steady development continues.


And so, in honor of the Great American Outdoor Show and Pennsylvania’s vast outdoor recreation industry, let’s celebrate getting outside, embracing some fresh air, solitude and natural wonder within our great Commonwealth and recognize the many PA Chamber members in the outdoor recreation space!


Many thanks to the following PA Chamber members who we are happy to include among the Statewide Voice of Business and would sit alongside at a campfire with any time:


 Investor Members:

Accel Entertainment


Curtze Foods

Eat’n Park Hospitality Group

Happy Valley Adventure Bureau

High Companies

Hollywood Casino


Nemacolin Resort (84 Lumber)

Philadelphia Eagles

Philadelphia Flyers

Pittsburgh Penguins

Pittsburgh Pirates

Pittsburgh Steelers


Rock Lititz

Washington County Chamber of Commerce


Advocacy Members:

Best Western Premier

Blue Ridge Real Estate Company

BRP Entertainment

Byler Holdings

Carlisle Productions, Inc.

Cramer Airport Parking

Destination Gettysburg

Easton Coach Company

Espy Transport LLC

Gettysburg Hotel, Inc.

Kennywood Entertainment Company, Inc.

Klein Transportation

Krapf Group

Omni Bedford Springs Resort

PA Recreation Vehicle & Camping

Scott Enterprises

Sheraton Harrisburg-Hershey


Woodloch Pines, Inc.

Wyndham Penn Harris



ABC Lanes, Inc.

Bar-Don Lanes LLC

Berkshire Travel Agency, Inc.

Camp Susque

Chinqualippa, Inc.

D & S Transportation LLC

Fairview Skate Company, Inc.

Insurance Adviser

Kids Academy

Mountain Valley Corporation

Staff Music and Amusements

Tanglewood Manor, Inc.

Westgate Global Logistics