Congressman George Holding Delivers Speech on Importance of Hunting, Angling to NC Economy
Safari Club International commends North Carolina Congressman George Holding for his June 4th speech in the U.S. House of Representatives. Congressman Holding addressed the importance of recreational fishing and hunting to North Carolina’s economy and the entire floor speech can be viewed at this link: http://www.youtube.com/watch?v=HaeE4aqqWXs
In response to the rising unemployment rate, Holding highlighted the positive economic impact sportsmen and women continue to have and the number of jobs each industry continues to provide for within North Carolina. Champions like Congressman Holding enable sportsmen and women to continue to pursue their passions and ensures their rights and interest as hunters for years to come.
In North Carolina alone, fishing and hunting is enjoyed by nearly 1.63 million people, adding nearly 35,000 jobs, and injecting over $2.3 billion dollars into the economy. In 2011 alone sportsmen and women spent $90.0 billion dollars nationwide, according to a study released by the Congressional Sportsmen’s Foundation and Safari Club International.
SCI praises Congressman Holding’s recognition of America’s sporting heritage and thank him for his continual support. Should you wish to thank him as well, contact his office at using this online form: https://holding.house.gov/contact/email-me.