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Force of Nature: The Power of Small Businesses in America’s Recreational Infrastructure

Wednesday, October 30, 2019 | 11:30 AM

The Committee on Small Business will meet for a hearing titled, “Force of Nature: The Power of Small Businesses in America’s Recreational Infrastructure.” The hearing is scheduled to begin at 11:30 A.M. on Wednesday, October 30, 2019 in Room 2360 of the Rayburn House Office Building.

The economic prosperity of the nation is impacted by the growing recreational and tourism sector, which is served by many small businesses. As Congress contemplates an infrastructure package, it is important to consider the outdoor recreational infrastructure, which produced $427.2 billion in gross economic output and supported over 5.1 million jobs nationwide in 2017. The hearing will examine the economic impact of the outdoor recreational infrastructure, how small businesses contribute to this industry, and how the federal government can ensure the industry continues to positively impact the economy through a comprehensive infrastructure package.

To view a livestream of the hearing, please click here

Hearing Notice 

Hearing Memo 

Witness List 


Mr. Ray Rasker, Ph.D.
Executive Director
Headwaters Economics
Bozeman, MT

Mr. Frank-Paul Anthony King
President and CEO
Temple Fork Outfitters (“TFO”)
Dallas, TX

Ms. Lindsey Davis
Co-Founder and CEO
Salt Lake City, UT

Mr. John Wooden
River Valley Power & Sport
Rochester, MN
*Testifying on behalf of the National Marine Manufacturers Association


*Witness testimony will be posted within 24 hours after the hearing’s occurrence

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