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WCU, Regional Partners Planning An Expanded Outdoor Economy Conference In Asheville Oct. 10


Last updated 9/23/2019 at 3:57pm

With its many miles of rivers to fish and other recreational opportunities such as hiking, cycling and paddling, the western North Carolina mountains have long been known as a hotbed for outdoor recreation, but WCU and other members of the Growing Outdoors Partnership are hoping to take that part of the regional economy to the next level. Boosting the outdoor economy will be the focus of a conference set for Thursday, Oct. 10, in Asheville. (Courtesy photo)

The second annual Outdoor Economy Conference is growing in size and scope this year, with representatives from Western Carolina University and the regional Growing Outdoors Partnership expecting participation to double to 500 attendees for the event coming up at Crowne Plaza Resort in Asheville on Thursday, Oct. 10.

Harnessing business opportunities available in the outdoor recreation industry and boosting the economy of western North Carolina is the focus of the conference, which is designed to attract a diverse group of participants from companies and attractions, product manufacturers,...

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