A Name To Activism For Outdoor Garb Makers

Hopefully politicians will realize the outdoor industry also votes with its pocketbook.” (According to the Outdoor Industry Association, the industry is worth $887 billion in consumer spending a year, employs 7.6 million people and generates $124.5 billion in federal, state and local taxes.
In June Mr. Stritzke posted an open letter to Secretary Zinke on the political website the Hill.
It was the first time they had done anything other than give financial support to outdoor organizations.
That followed Patagonia’s announcement that it would drop out of the Outdoor Retailer trade show unless Utah’s leadership changed its position on Bears Ears.
“Politics has traditionally been the third rail,” said Dan Nordstrom, the chief executive of Outdoor Research, a member of the department store family and a former chief executive of Nordstrom.com.

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