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Read the letter Gov. Brown, Mayor Ted Wheeler sent to Outdoor Retailer

Feb 27, 2017 - Portland Business Journal (Oregon)

Oregon Gov. Kate Brown and Portland Mayor Ted Wheeler have made their first pitch to organizers of Outdoor Retailer, the giant trade show that's looking for a new home after a dispute with Utah's governor over public lands.

The two sent a letter to show director Marisa Nicholson last Thursday in which they said Portland is a "recognized global hub" for the outdoor gear and apparel business. They also said Oregon's has a "history of caring for our natural resources," a point that could prov...