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Utah Travel Headlines Blog

Tuesday, July 08, 2008

Outside Magazine Lauds Ogden City As Adventure Sports Center

Outside magazine recognizes Ogden City as a great place to live, work and play. The magazine ranks the community at #3 on its new list of the top 20 revitalized towns in America, behind Washington DC and Chattanooga, Tenn.

Deseret Morning News has this article on the ranking.

Outside magazine, a men's magazine aimed at promoting adventure travel, an active lifestyle, healthy living and enjoying the great outdoors, has listed Ogden as one of the best reinvented cities in the United States.

The August issue of the magazine hits racks today, and inside, readers will find a glowing tribute to Ogden and its metamorphosis into an adventure-sports capital.

Ogden to Host Outdoor Recreation Industry Innovation Contest

The information below is from this news release:

Ogden City announced today the "Concept to Company" contest, which aims to attract new product ideas and new companies to Ogden's burgeoning outdoor recreation business environment.

With the support of primary sponsors Zions Bank, Grow Utah Ventures and USTAR, Concept to Company may be the first competition in the nation to focus on spurring innovation in the outdoor recreation products industry.

The winners will be announced on September 27th as part of the City of Ogden’s "Mountain to Metro" festival. The contest is open to any Utah-based inventor or small business with a product or service idea that applies to outdoor recreation. Ideas should focus on skiing, snowboarding, cycling, climbing, hiking, paddling, and other non-motorized, non-fishing or non-hunting sports. The idea or invention must not yet be introduced into the market and must have no sales revenue.

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