Pennsylvania launches Outdoor Business Alliance

(The Center Square) — Pennsylvania has a newly created Office of Outdoor Recreation, and now the state is granting $200,000 to launch an Outdoor Business Alliance that will spur broad-based cooperation in the industry.

“We need to make sure that we invest, we need to make sure that outdoor rec is central to that,” Gov. Josh Shapiro said on Wednesday at Gilson Snow, a ski and snowboard company in Selinsgrove. “The stronger our outdoor recreation economy is, the stronger our main streets are, and the stronger our towns are all across Pennsylvania.”

The alliance, he argued, would help Pennsylvania companies source from each other and collaborate rather than going out-of-state. Businesses would benefit from having “a one-stop shop for questions related to regulations and marketing.”

“It is going to help them match the national market,” Shapiro said. “It’s gonna open up more national markets to Pennsylvania companies.”

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