Several heavy-hitters in the industry spoke at the start of Outdoor Retailer show, saying the decision to relocate to Denver is part of their effort to flex the industry’s collective power and support preservation of public lands.
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The news means this July’s Outdoor Retailer show in Salt Lake City could be the final one.
Organizers have said they would look for a new host over Salt Lake City because of Utah’s political climate over public lands. Colorado, Oregon and Montana have been mentioned as options.
After dispute over public-lands issue, two-decade run in the state will end, with Colorado a possibility to be new host.