By The Numbers

Crunching the Numbers | Jan. 12, 2023

notable stats + figures from the past few weeks

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$8.7 Billion

Impact of outdoor recreation on the state of Wisconsin’s gross domestic product (GDP) during 2021, according to the U.S. Bureau of Economic Analysis.


Growth of the state’s GDP that resulted from outdoor recreation spending, a growth rate more than three times faster than the state’s overall economy.


Number of candidates running to be Eau Claire City Council president in this spring’s election. Unless a write-in candidate emerges, Emily Berge has the job locked down.


Number of items checked out at the L.E. Phillips Memorial Public Library in Eau Claire in 2022. The most sought-after book was One Step Too Far by Lisa Gardner.


The number of bands booked for Decadent Cabaret, an all-local music fest that will return for its 42nd incarnation March 3-4 at the Brickhouse Pub & Grub.