Introducing the Growing Outdoors Partnership

Expanding Western North Carolina's Outdoor Recreation Industry


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Growing Outdoors' regional partners span industry, education, finance and economic development.

Focus Areas

Growing Outdoors will advance WNC's outdoor industry through 5 main focus areas

Project Region

Growing Outdoors is working to expand outdoor industry across NC's Appalachian region, including the counties of Alleghany, Ashe, Avery, Buncombe, Burke, Caldwell, Catawba, Cherokee, Clay, Cleveland, Graham, Haywood, Henderson, Jackson, McDowell, Macon, Madison, Mitchell, Polk, Rutherford, Surry, Swain, Transylvania, Watauga, Wilkes, and Yancey.