Top Recreational Boating States by Economic Impact: Ohio

Ohio is ranked 17th in the U.S. for recreational boating economic impact. Recreational boating in the state has more than $5.4 billion in annual economic impact and over 19,400 jobs supported. A detailed infographic for Ohio can be downloaded by NMMA members and industry stakeholders here.

Click here for additional details on NMMA’s recently released 2023 economic impact, which measured the U.S. recreational boating industry’s total economic activity as well number of jobs supported.

For questions related to the 2023 Economic Impact Study of the Recreational Boating Industry, contact NMMA’s Business Intelligence team at


The National Marine Manufacturers Association (NMMA) is the nation’s leading trade association representing boat, marine engine and accessory manufacturers. Collectively, NMMA members manufacture an estimated 80 percent of marine products used in North America. NMMA is a unifying force and powerful voice for the recreational boating industry, working to strengthen and grow boating and protect the interests of its member companies.