We have one word of advice for you this fall: Vote! Better yet: Vote informed.

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  • Outdoor Industry Business Certificates

    Build the skills and knowledge you need to pursue a career in an industry you’re passionate about with online, self-paced certificates that are accessible from anywhere.

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  • Thrive Outside Profile Series: Alicia Evans

    “Seeing time with nature change these kids – to give them confidence and an appreciation for the natural world – it’s powerful.”

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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.

  • Policy

    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.

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  • Sustainability

    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.

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  • Participation

    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.

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  • Education

    Online and in-person learning about policy, participation, sustainability and general business operations to help advance your career, your company and the outdoor industry.

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  • Research

    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.

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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.




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