The Transylvania Times -

Outdoor Recreation Position Created


July 6, 2017

From the Outer Banks to the Blue Ridge Mountains, North Carolina has long been a destination for outdoor adventure and businesses alike.

As a $19.2 billion industry, outdoor recreation provides 192,000 jobs in North Carolina and is steadily growing.

Recognizing the importance of the outdoor industry to the state’s economy, Tom Dempsey, president of SylvanSport, a recreational vehicle manufacturer based in Brevard, and several other industry leaders have led the drive to establish a new state level position to promote North Carolina and assist in bringing new businesses to the state.


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