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Outdoor Industry Association

Outdoor Industry Association
Outdoor Industry Association

Opinion: Colorado’s outdoor enthusiasts and the businesses that serve them have a strong advocate in Congress

Rep. Joe Neguse has lifted up the outdoor industry and helped advance the policy priorities that are key to our member companies and to the millions of individuals who spend time in the outdoors.

Opinion Columns

Outdoor recreation continues to be a mighty economic force, accounting for $788 billion in 2019

In Colorado, about 3.2% of the economy is derived from recreation. Growth this year indicates the role of recreation as critical to national recovery during the pandemic.

Outdoors

Opinion: Let’s celebrate passage of the Great American Outdoors Act. Now we need the CORE Act.

Opinion Columns

“We want to lead”: Frisco uses art to reckon with the high country’s lack of diversity

Frisco is the first known mountain community to host a Black Lives Matter mural as many cities, including Denver and Washington, D.C., have done

Culture

Opinion: Protecting Colorado’s rivers and water is investing in our future

Opinion Columns

Mountain athletes push progress over perfection in climate fight

Protect Our Winters’ embrace of “imperfect advocacy” is designed to motivate large-scale action on climate change. “We can’t afford to have anyone be silent right now," said athlete Caroline Gleich.

Outdoors

Are Colorado’s oil and gas and recreation industries all that different? Economists say no — and we need to protect them both

Both industries have impacts on land and rural communities, but “we can coexist” in pursuit of economic diversity, say promoters of recreation and energy

Outdoors

Colorado companies struggle in search for exclusions to Trump’s tit-for-tat tariff war with China

Colorado companies making everything from kayaks to sleeping bags may be eligible for exemptions, but it's unknown territory

Business

“There is a lot of uncertainty”: Outdoor industry facing $1.5 billion in monthly losses from Trump’s trade war

“This trade war, it’s having the opposite effect of its intention,” one industry representative said.

Business

China tariffs are translating into higher prices, strategic shifts for the outdoor industry. But “it’s not something you can do overnight.”

The Colorado makers of Dynafit ski boots, Hestra gloves, Flylow Gear fishing gear and more share their approach to the U.S-China trade war

Outdoors

Opinion: Wild places in Colorado need and deserve more protection Westerners, public lands, and the leaders who listen

Opinion Columns