Convention Wields Political Clout

If the state of Utah doesn’t do a better job of protecting its wilderness, Salt Lake City could lose millions of dollars in convention business, according to the Outdoor Industry Association.

At stake for Salt Lake County is the twice-a-year Outdoor Retailer trade show, which draws approximately 15,000 outdoor merchandise retailers, distributors, and manufacturers. The biennial event accounts for 20 percent of all revenue brought into the county by the Salt Palace Convention Center. T

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