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Breaking: Outdoor Retailer To Leave Salt Lake City

Last year's summer show. This photo is a screenshot from OR's 2016 Summer Market Recap Video.

SALT LAKE CITY — The Outdoor Retailer show is officially on the hunt for a new venue, with industry leaders saying they hope to find a new location to hold the events "as soon as possible."

According to a report published in The Salt Lake Tribune, the decision to formally leave Salt Lake City and begin the process of seeking a new venue began after talks between outdoor industry officials and Utah Governor Gary Herbert broke down in recent days.

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"Unfortunately, what we heard from Governor Herbert was more of the same," an Outdoor Industry Association (OIA) written statement claimed. 

“It is clear that the governor indeed has a different perspective on the protections of public lands from that of our members and the majority of Western state voters, both Republicans and Democrats — that's bad for our American heritage, and it's bad for our businesses. We are therefore continuing our search for a new home as soon as possible.”

Emerald Expositions, the owner of the show, has said that it is currently on the hunt for a new venue.

We are ... continuing our search for a new home as soon as possible.

"Salt Lake City has been hospitable to Outdoor Retailer and our industry for the past 20 years, but we are in lockstep with the outdoor community and are working on finding our new home," said Marisa Nicholson, show director for Outdoor Retailer.

On average, Outdoor Retailer brings over 40,000 people to Salt Lake every year, and has been estimated to generate as much as $45 million for the city’s local economy.

Amy Roberts, chief of the OIA, made clear that they will continue to support public lands whether under attack from private, or public interests.

"it is important to our membership, and to our bottom line, that we partner with states and elected officials who share our views on the truly unique American value of public lands for the people and conserving our outdoor heritage for the next generation."

Too bad the governor of Utah has no problem shitting where he eats.

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