Outdoor Recreation

OEDIT Offers First German Outdoor Recreation Virtual Trade Mission

DENVER -- The Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade will host a first-of-its-kind virtual trade mission to Germany throughout the month of March, focused on growing the state’s outdoor recreation industry. 

During the first two weeks of the month, Colorado companies will participate in a series of webinars, learning best practices and how to operate in the German market, led by AHP International and including such topics as German culture and business, as well as networking events with industry leaders.

City of Trinidad makes history by creating one of the first municipal/city level Office of Outdoor Recreation

At the close of 2020 the City of Trinidad, Colorado  announced the creation of it’s new Office of Outdoor Recreation.  While the first State Office of Outdoor Recreation was created in Utah in 2013, and Colorado created its State Office of Outdoor Recreation in 2015, Trinidad may be the first municipality to create an office dedicated to cultivating an outdoor recreation economy.

The CORE Act will Protect Over 400,000 Acres of Public Land and boost Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy

Colorado U.S. Senators Michael Bennet and John Hickenlooper, and U.S. Congressman Joe Neguse, have introduced the Colorado Outdoor Recreation and Economy (CORE) Act. The bill supports growing Colorado’s outdoor recreation economy, protecting over 400,000 acres of public land, establishing new wilderness, recreation, and conservation areas, and safeguarding existing outdoor recreation opportunities.

Outdoor Recreation Industry Office selects DEI Fellowship recipients

​Recipients represent OREC and Western Colorado University’s commitment to diversity

The Colorado Outdoor Recreation Industry (OREC) Office, in partnership with Western Colorado University, has awarded $10,000 to two students in Western’s Outdoor Industry MBA program to support diverse and under-resourced populations looking to gain experience within Colorado’s outdoor recreation industry.  

Outdoor Recreation Industry Office and Health Links™ Announce the Winner of the Janette Heung Get Outdoors Healthy Workplace Award

DENVER - The Outdoor Recreation Industry Office at the Colorado Office of Economic Development and International Trade (OEDIT) announced Zimmer Biomet, a medical device manufacturer, as the winner of the inaugural Janette Heung Get Outdoors Healthy Workplace Award on Thursday.