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With majestic mountains in the west and pristine beaches in the east, it’s no wonder that outdoor recreation in North Carolina generates $28 billion in consumer spending annually. An economic powerhouse with exceptional landscapes in every direction, North Carolina offers a diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities parallel to none.
North Carolina’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office works to grow and support the outdoor recreation economy at the state level through collaboration with existing outdoor businesses, local governments, and communities who rely on a richly diverse outdoor recreation landscape. The office focuses on economic development, education and workforce training, conservation and stewardship, and public health and wellness, to ensure the state’s strategic growth as a place where outdoor businesses and recreation communities can thrive.
— Tom Dempsey, Founder and Chief Innovation Officer, SylvanSport