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Growing Outdoors Partnership

The Growing Outdoors Partnership is an initiative of over a dozen nonprofits, businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies working together to expand outdoor industry and build a thriving outdoor economy across 25 counties in Western North Carolina (WNC).

Through this work, WNC is providing a model for Appalachia and for our state as a whole of how rural and urban areas can work together to grow an economy whose benefits accrue to communities across the rural/urban divide  an economy in which people's livelihoods are intrinsically connected with environmental stewardship and quality of place.

To that end, the Partnership includes a suite of programs in workforce development, entrepreneurship and access to capital, regional branding and marketing (including helping build pride of place among locals), industry inter-connectivity, and economic development.

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