The Transylvania Times -

By Park Baker
Staff Writer 

Outdoor Industry Seeking Cooper's Backing – Brevard NC


February 27, 2017

Members of the North Carolina outdoor gear manufacturing community have been working to get a proposal in front of Gov. Roy Cooper to declare the state the top outdoor state east of the Rocky Mountains.

Tom Dempsey, the owner of SylvanSport and the Brevard-based adventure trailer maker, has been working on a presentation and video he wants to get to Cooper soon. Dempsey said his objective is to promote North Carolina being one of the top five outdoor economies in the country and is the biggest player on the East Coast.

“It’s really bringing to light this sector of the economy,” sai...

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