The Utah Office of Outdoor Recreation (OOR) has awarded more than $4 million in grant funding for more than 58 projects through its competitive grant program. The funds will create an estimated impact of $32.7 million statewide including grants, matching funds and private investment.
Vista Outdoor Inc. ("Vista Outdoor") (NYSE: VSTO), officially opened its new 33,000 square foot corporate headquarters to the public yesterday, with a ribbon cutting ceremony attended by state and local officials, community partners, members of the media, and employees.
In a few short weeks the outdoor industry will once again make its twice-annual pilgrimage to Utah for the Outdoor Retailer show. We go to do business, of course, but also hopefully to share time outdoors with colleagues, friends and potential customers. Mountains, rivers and trails in Utah and across the country serve as a sort of natural lab and offer a chance to connect with the very thing that motivated many of us to get into this industry in the first place: the outdoors.