Advocacy - Outdoor Industry Association


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Outdoor Industry Association is the voice for active outdoor recreation, advancing and influencing policies that will support the growth and success of the outdoor industry, and inspiring and growing future generations of outdoor enthusiasts.  We strive to implement practices, from concept to consumer, that build a sustainable supply chain, ensuring innovative outdoor products for generations to come.

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Outdoor Industry Association’s Government Affairs team works to represent the interests of the outdoor industry in Washington D.C. and communities across the country. We use OIA’s Outdoor Recreation Economy Report to inform policymakers and to promote the significant economic contribution made to our nation’s economy and the millions of jobs supported by our industry. We emphasize the tremendous economic and health benefits that are gained from investments in our industry – from ensuring funding for and access to public lands and waters, to business policies that promote the growth and success of the outdoor industry for future generations. We tell our industry’s story, that when you invest in the outdoor recreation industry, you invest in healthy communities and healthy economies.

Please join our community and get involved by:

  • Reaching out to our staff at
  • Signing up for our annual Capitol Summit in Washington, D.C.
  • Becoming a member of one of our advisory councils
  • Getting policy alerts from the government affairs team

Sustainable Business

StocksyThe outdoor industry strives to advance environmental and social responsibility awareness, standards, innovation and practices in the outdoor industry value chain, from concept to consumer, through education and engagement, development and promotion of best practices, and measuring and reporting effectiveness of action. Collaboratively developed fair labor tools, educational programs, and training will improve operational efficiencies, ensure regulatory compliance, promote responsible sourcing, and better inform purchasing decisions across the industry.

Please join our community and get involved by: