We foster connections and collaborations between businesses, nonprofits, and other stakeholders to build a more robust outdoor industry. Member organizations and individuals work together to benefit their businesses and communities and protect the environment.
We create a strong and connected community among Nevada’s outdoor industry. As a unified voice, we support one another while driving our industry’s growth and our state’s economy.
We get behind initiatives and policies that expand and improve Nevada's outdoor recreation opportunities and protect our environment.
A network of diverse organizations, we facilitate mentorship among members and offer resources and events to help people grow as business leaders so we can create a stronger Nevada.
Inclusivity & Diversity
We welcome all members of Nevada’s outdoor recreation industry. We believe the NVOBC is strongest when the diversity in our state is mirrored in our membership. We strive to understand and address the different challenges faced by our members.
- Worked with partners to create the Division of Outdoor Recreation in the 2019 Nevada legislative session.
- Worked to reauthorize the Land & Water Conservation Fund through sign-on letters and a "What the WWCF" banner and billboard campaign. The LWCF is now permanently reauthorized.
- Highlighted the Outdoor Recreation Industry at the Latin Chamber of Commerce's September 2019 luncheon attended by 250 people.
- Co-hosted the Public Lands Economic Forum in Las Vegas attended by over 100 community leaders and co-hosted the Public Lands Day Celebration.
Outdoor Recreation Means a Stronger Nevada
The recreation economy is a strong driver of business activity all across our country. Nationally, the recreation economy drives $887 billion in consumer spending every year while supporting 7.6 million jobs, according to the Outdoor Industry Association (OIA).
According to the Bureau of Economic Analysis, outdoor recreation accounts for 2.2% of the U.S. gross domestic product and is growing faster than other sectors.
The outdoor industry in Nevada is a strong and growing sector. Every year, our outdoor recreation industry generates $12.6 billion in consumer spending and 87,000 jobs, $4 billion in wages and salaries, and $1.1 billion in state and local tax revenue, according to the OIA.
Outdoor recreation ranks third in jobs sustained in Nevada, behind only gaming and tourism (413,000) and healthcare (98,000). It is ahead of logistics and operations (70,000), IT (55,000), and mining (13,000) in jobs sustained.
A substantial number of Nevada small business owners choose to do business in the state because of opportunities tied to public lands, according to a poll by Small Business Majority. 42% of those polled agreed that when choosing where to live and own a business, access to outdoor opportunities provided by parks and public lands was a large factor.
The same poll found that 59% of small business owners believe new national parks and monuments would help the state attract and retain entrepreneurs and new business, and 53% feel it would help Nevada attract and retain high-quality workers.