Director, NC Outdoor Recreation Industry Office
Amy Allison is the Director of North Carolina’s Outdoor Recreation Industry Office, a division of the Economic Development Partnership of NC (EDPNC). Allison is responsible for growing and supporting the outdoor recreation economy at the state level through collaboration with existing outdoor businesses, local governments, and communities who rely on a richly diverse outdoor recreation landscape. The office advocates for conservation and stewardship, education and workforce training, economic development, and public health and wellness, to ensure the state’s strategic growth as a place where outdoor businesses and recreation communities can thrive. Before joining EDPNC, Allison was the marketing director for Eagles Nest Outfitters (ENO) in Asheville, NC. Allison is a co-founder of the Outdoor Gear Builders of WNC and is on the advisory council of the Growing Outdoors Partnership, which includes more than a dozen nonprofits, businesses, academic institutions, and government agencies working to expand the outdoor industry across 25 counties in Western North Carolina.