Denver Loses Outdoor Show Due To Liberal Policies

By Matt Connelly
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Multiple media outlets are reporting today that Denver is losing the Outdoor Retailer show. 
The topic of the show’s location has been a favorite issue for activist liberal outdoor brands and Colorado politicians in recent years. Unfortunately, our state and city will be losing the show due to the cost of doing business in Colorado and Denver. 
It appears businesses make decisions based on the fundamentals of doing business, not necessarily shame campaigns by politicians or branding exercises by apparel companies. 
A recent Colorado Sun story laid out the other side of the story: “Winter sports people say Salt Lake City is one-third cheaper than Denver…“The real question here is not about Colorado versus Utah or public lands. It’s about the longevity of an industry trade show,” said Nick Sargent, the head of Snowsports Industries America”
🔥  REMINDER: The Sun also reported that liberal environmental brands making a big deal out of the move weren’t even at a recent show: “the biggest brands in the outdoors, like Burton, Patagonia, Arc’teryx and The North Face, were not around on the show floor in Denver.”
☀️  COLORADO SUN: Outdoor Retailer is leaving Denver for Salt Lake City, industry leaders promise to boycott – Read More
🔥   COLORADO PUBLIC RADIO: The Outdoor Retailer show will move back to Salt Lake City from Denver in 2023 despite boycott threats – Read More

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About the Author:

Matt Connelly is the Founder of Campfire Colorado and Campfire Media.