New Hampshire establishes Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development


New Hampshire Governor Chris Sununu recently signed legislation to establish the Office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development inside the New Hampshire Department of Business and Economic Affairs. Today’s National Marine Manufacturers Association Currents newsletter said that the move drew “praise” from the marine trade association and its outdoor recreation industry coalition partners.

“New Hampshire’s low tax environment and booming economy are a beacon for business in the northeast,” said Sununu. “This office will allow us to better leverage the tremendous outdoor recreation opportunities we have here in the Granite State to not only grow the industry, but attract the workforce of the future.”

The Currents story said that the office of Outdoor Recreation Industry Development will be “dedicated to connecting outdoor lifestyle to economic growth policies.” It is the sixteenth state to create a dedicated office or task force.

A director will be appointed to coordinate policy, manage at the local, state and federal levels, and promote job growth through collaborating with businesses and economic development partners across the state.