Innovation Through Collaboration
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WNC Has Become the Outdoor Industry Hub of the East
Along the way, OGB has been a catalyst for growth. Formed in 2013, it started with a group of gear builders getting together to share stories and pool resources. Today we have over 90 members across all sectors of the outdoor economy.Become a Member
Never Explore Alone
We believe that outdoor-focused businesses should support one another, for the good of our economy, environment, and sanity! OGB provides the support network and resources to help our members thrive.Meet Our Members
You're in good company here
Good companies make good company. By collaborating, we elevate one another, lifting the outdoor economy and our profitability.
Outdoor Industry Jobs
OGB member organizations provide more than 760 jobs region-wide, and well over $8M in local sourcing of materials and contracts in our region. Our new job board provides opportunities for businesses and individuals to match skills and talent to positions as we grow the WNC outdoor economy.
The OGB played a huge part in my decision to move to Asheville and start my business. At the time, I believed the OGB would help provide the encouragement, mentorship, and resources I needed to get my work off the ground. Looking back, 5 years later, the people and companies of the OGB have exceeded all expectations.—Greg Hardy, Rockgeist
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Whether your brand is new or well-established, your leadership and staff have something to gain by being a part of the larger outdoor community. We encourage you to join us for our next event to find out more. Sign up to be notified of upcoming events and opportunities here:
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