Welcoming Four New Thrive Outside Communities
The Thrive Outside Initiative is working to create a more inclusive and accessible outdoor experience for all. Join us in welcoming our second cohort of Thrive Outside Communities in the state of Maine; Philadelphia, Pennsylvania; St. Louis, Missouri; and the Twin Cities region.Read More
OUTDOOR RETAILER SUMMER
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August 10 – 12, 2021
2021 SPECIAL REPORT: NEW OUTDOOR PARTICIPANT
Amidst the pandemic, more Americans turned to the outdoors, some for the first time and others for the first time in many years. Read about the new outdoor participant and our unprecedented opportunity to grow and diversify the outdoor community.Read More
Audio Outdoorist: Congressman Joe Neguse
Colorado Congressman Joe Neguse explains how two new bills can help grow the outdoor industry while also building back the American economy.Read More
What We Do
Outdoor Industry Association collaborates with members and key stakeholder groups to move the needle in our key focus areas of outdoor recreation and trade policy, sustainable business innovation and outdoor participation while providing meaningful benefits to help your business thrive. Read below for more details on our focus areas and how you can get involved by becoming a member.
From recreation access to balanced trade, the issues that affect our businesses and our customers are constantly on the dockets of local, state and federal state houses. Outdoor Industry Association educates and lobbies lawmakers to pass sound policies that support our industry’s growth and viability.More On Policy
Empowering every outdoor company to take bold steps to achieve positive impact. We enable this through two goals:
- 1. Embedding sustainability into business.
- 2. Demonstrating measurable impact.
We’re on a mission to connect not only individuals, but also entire communities to the outdoors and inspire a nationwide outdoor habit. Grants will be given to increase the collaborative ability of a network of diverse groups to get more kids outside more often and engage their families to increase the likelihood of a long-term love of the outdoors. The Outdoor Foundation and our partners are fueling a movement to ensure that people from all walks of life thrive outside.More on Participation
Online and in-person learning about policy, participation, sustainability and general business operations to help advance your career, your company and the outdoor industry.More on Education
As an OIA member, you have access to resources to help you and your company thrive. Access valuable industry research on consumers, sustainability, participation, and the economy.View Research Reports
A Force For The Outdoor Industry
Audio Outdoorist: Congressman Joe Neguse
Congressman Joe Neguse (CO-2nd) speaks with OIA's Director of Policy, Rich Harper, to discuss his recently introduced Civilian Climate Corps proposal, which has been included in President Biden's A...Read More
OIA Notes from the Hill: April 7, 2021
Outdoorists showed up in record numbers to vote last November in support of the outdoors. As a result, OIA and our members have the opportunity to work with a new administration and Congress to secure wins across our policy agenda.Read More
Covid Edition: Letter from Our Executive Director
It is hard to believe a full year has passed since the global coronavirus pandemic shut down our nation, ravaged communities and caused economic disruption unseen in our lifetimes. We won’t soon fo...Read More
An Interior Secretary the American People Deserve
Outdoor recreation is a cornerstone of American life that relies on the health and wellbeing of the environment. Widespread access to public lands and waters is critical to maintaining and expandin...Read More
Thrive Outside Profile Series: Courtney Baltiyskyy
Q&A: Courtney Baltiyskyy, Policy Analyst for the YMCA of San Diego County Courtney Baltiyskyy, a policy analyst for the YMCA of San Diego County, knows first-hand how the outdoors can immediately ...Read More
Black Conservationists, Environmentalists and Outdoor Advocates Influencing the Future of the Outdoors
In honor of Black History Month, we’re celebrating Black environmentalists, advocates and thought-leaders who have championed work to protect our public lands, mitigate climate change and increase equity and access in the outdoors.Read More
Become A Member
As an OIA member, you have access to tools and resources to help you and your company thrive. Take advantage of networking events, education opportunities, research reports, case studies, business savings and brand recognition opportunities. Most important, become part of a community of peers who want to share in each other’s successes.