Does your company operate or sell goods in Maine? Sign our letter to request an extension on PFAS compliance laws.​​​ Hello from Washington, D.C.,Across the country, we have seen increased activity concerning the use of perfluoroalkyl and polyfluoroalkyl (PFAS) in consumer products. Traditionally, PFAS have been used throughout the outdoor industry as the compounds are

The past few months have seen tremendous investment and interest in the outdoors in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

Outdoor recreation accounted for $862 billion in gross economic output, 1.9% of GDP, and 4.5 million jobs in 2021.

Research Roundup: Fall 2022

Here at OIA, our research team focuses on providing you with insights into the outdoor consumer: what drives their choices, what gear they choose, and what they value about their outdoor experiences. With our newsletter — Research Roundup — we aim to deliver the best data from our partner, CivicScience,

We blinked, and suddenly we are heading full speed toward midterms! The next quarter promises to be both exciting and impactful as we gear up for next year.

The past few months have seen tremendous investment and interest in the outdoors in Washington, D.C., and around the country.

Here at OIA, our research team focuses on providing you with insights into the outdoor consumer: what drives their choices, what gear they choose, and what they value about their outdoor experiences. With our new monthly newsletter — Research Roundup — we aim to deliver the best data from our

We're happy to announce two returning board members and two new incoming members, who will take their seats officially at the upcoming board meeting in September.

This past month saw a flurry of action in Washington with major policy wins for the outdoor industry, particularly on climate change.

With its united voice, the outdoor industry helped secure a historic investment in climate and sustainability.

Dear OIA members, With deep appreciation and mixed emotions, I am writing to you today to share that I will be resigning as executive director of Outdoor Industry Association as of August 19, 2022.Despite the many challenges we have seen as an industry and nation over the last two and a

Here at OIA, our research team focuses on providing you with insights into the outdoor consumer: what drives their choices, what gear they choose, and what they value about their outdoor experiences. With our new monthly newsletter — Research Roundup — we aim to deliver the best data from our

This past month, the world’s leading business-to-business outdoor sports industry retailers, suppliers, and reps gathered in Denver, Colorado for the Outdoor Retailer Summer show.

Welcome to the State & Local Dispatch, a quarterly newsletter with key state-level updates that impact our industry and communities. 

As 2022 state legislative sessions wrap up and we reflect on major policy wins across the U.S., The Great Maryland Outdoors Act is a clear standout. OIA staff connected with Daryl Anthony, executive director of the Maryland Office of Outdoor Recreation, and western region manager Christy Bright at the Maryland

Read highlights from The Summit, our industry’s next steps, and how you can get engaged. Take a look at photos from the event and a thank you to our sponsors here. In service of OIA’s mission to support the long-term success of outdoor businesses and ensure the outdoor experience for

From May 3-5, outdoor industry leaders, policymakers, and other stakeholders gathered in Washington, D.C. to share and collaborate on how we can promote climate change action, inclusion, and outdoor equity.

Dear Outdoor Industry Colleagues,  Today is an opportunity for us to take stock of our industry’s progress on climate and look forward to the work that lies ahead. Over the last year, we saw the power of collective climate action, and the reality we face if we do not keep

On this Earth Day, we on the OIA Government Affairs team are reflecting on notable state-level policies, regulatory changes, and investments that are accelerating important progress on climate, conservation, education, and outdoor access. To celebrate, we want to share some of these significant highlights with you in hopes that it

Our hard work to promote outdoor recreation and the industry’s policy priorities is reaping benefits.

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