Bishop not listening to legitimate business concerns


The active outdoor recreation industry contributes some $4 billion and 65,000 jobs to the Utah economy each year. This economic impact supports many families, generates millions in tax revenues to support Utah schools, and helps put Utah on the map as an international travel destination.

As a state, we can continue to grow this sector of our economy and reap the benefits of a clean, sustainable outdoor recreation industry. But we will certainly be shortsighted if we don't acknowledge that one of the main reasons outdoor companies locate here, and international tourists visit Utah, is because of our pristine landscapes and protected public lands.