Outdoor Recreation Coordinator
Outdoor Products & Recreation
Outdoor Products and Recreation as defined as a GOED industry cluster accounts for 177 wholesalers or manufacturers employing 6,208 people, as of the first quarter of 2013. These jobs pay an average wage of $41,950, or 103% of Utah’s average wages.
Utah is known for its rich diversity of outdoor recreation opportunities, from skiing the “Greatest Snow on Earth” to hiking slick rock sandstone canyons in the spectacular canyon country of Southern Utah. Utah is home to world-famous climbing, an elaborate network of OHV trails, crystal clear fly fishing trout streams and record big game hunting. Utah truly is an outdoor recreation wonder land.
Utah’s diverse environment has helped build many outdoor business clusters. The ski industry has spawned great ski companies including Goode, Voile, Black Diamond, 4FRNT, Bluehouse and DPS. Many other winter businesses have moved their distribution centers to Utah. Among them are Salomon and Atomic in Ogden, and Rossignol in Park City.
The great climbing environment has brought Black Diamond, Petzl and Liberty Mountain to Utah. Specialized Bicycle and Quality Bicycle Products have large distribution centers in Utah. Many bicycle accessory manufacturers like Lone Peak, Lizard Skins, ENVE wheels, Black Bottoms, Reynolds Cycling and Flat Attack all call Utah home. Utah is home to even more outdoor start-up companies.
Salt Lake City has been home to the Outdoor Industry Association summer and winter retail shows for 20 years. These trade shows showcase the year’s top outdoor products while the state of Utah showcases its great environment and recreation areas to all the trade show visitors.
Utah is the first state in the nation to open an Office of Outdoor Recreation, designed to help Utah better utilize its outdoor activities, increase its rate of recreational tourism, and expand the outdoor products industry.
Join the many outdoor businesses in Utah with your business and enjoy this beautiful state.
Some Notable Outdoor Products Companies in Utah
4FRNT Skis, LLC
Atomic Ski USA
Black Diamond Equipment
Easton Mountain Products
Quality Bicycle Parts
Learn More About Utah’s Tourism Industry
Visit the web site of GOED’s Office of Tourism. http://www.visitutah.com/