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Outdoor Industry Connects with Western

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Partnerships and Connections

The outdoor recreation industry is about partnerships and connections. A gear review magazine that recently relocated to Crested Butte, Colorado is now connecting with Western Colorado University’s Outdoor Industry MBA program, giving students access to some of the top businesses and resources in outdoor recreation.

A Place for 5-Star Talent

In an interview with the Colorado Sun, Johnathon Ellsworth, Editor and Founder of the popular publication Blister – discusses the future of the Gunnison Valley, and outdoor industry education in the region. According to the Colorado Sun,

“The idea of shaping the Gunnison Valley as an outdoor industry hub was part of the draw to Crested Butte, right along with the ski terrain and mountain biking and running trails, Ellsworth said. He’s not shy about his ambitions for making Western Colorado University a place for ‘5-star talent’ — for students who mirror his exhilaration and will for exhaustion.”

Read the full article here.

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Western’s Outdoor Industry MBA program provides an unparalleled education for students interested in expanding their career in the outdoor industry or start their own business. Request information on the program today to take the next step in your career.



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