Recently, The Business News contacted the Visit Eau Claire team to discuss outdoor recreation and its impact on travel in Eau Claire and the surrounding regions. In 2022, outdoor recreation activities brought $9.8 billion to the state's gross domestic product, making it one of the largest industries in the state – and a huge draw for visitors in Eau Claire. Check out the full story below, with a featured interview from Visit Eau Claire's outdoor recreation manager, Kennedy Domerchie: