CONCORD, NH (AP) – A new state office set up to promote New Hampshire’s outdoor recreational capabilities has its first leader. Scott Crowder has been hired as the first director of the Outdoor Recreation Industry Development Office. The office was established to expand the state’s workforce and attract businesses by supporting the state’s outdoor economy. Crowder is the founder of the North American Pond Hockey Classic and has experience in marketing, tourism, and business development. New Hampshire’s outdoor industry provides 37,000 jobs and $ 528 million in state and local taxes, according to the Granite Outdoor Alliance.
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