Georgia Department of Economic Development Named Platinum Sponsor of NSSF Industry Summit for Third Consecutive Year
NEWTOWN, Conn.— The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®) is pleased to announce that the Georgia Department of Economic Development will be returning for the third time as the Platinum Sponsor at the 2016 NSSF Industry Summit. Taking place June 6-8, in Pittsburgh, Pennsylvania, the 2016 event will work to share dynamic models of success that contribute toward the common industry goals of promoting hunting and target shooting, discuss threats to our success and explore new avenues of opportunities for growth and recruitment.
The Georgia Department of Economic Development’s Platinum sponsorship of the 2016 NSSF Industry Summit is part of greater three-year agreement between NSSF and the department that includes support not only for the Summit, but also NSSF’s annual Shooting, Hunting and Outdoor Trade Show® (SHOT Show®). The Georgia DED is the state’s sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment, working to encourage expansion of existing industry and small businesses, develop new domestic and international markets, improve tourist traffic and promote the state as a location for film, video, music and digital entertainment projects. The Georgia DED also participates in planning and mobilizing the state’s resources for economic development.
“It is gratifying to see this multi-faceted sponsorship with the Georgia DED continue,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Conferences and Exhibitions. “The longevity of its partnership with us demonstrates an enormous level of commitment to sportsmen, the firearms industry and NSSF’s mission to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports.”
“Georgia is delighted to continue sponsorship of NSSF’s Industry Summit and SHOT Show once again in 2016, taking advantage of the great opportunities to strengthen relationships with key players in an industry that brings quality jobs and investment to our state,” said Tom Croteau, Deputy Commissioner for the Georgia Department of Economic Development. “We look forward to a successful summit and show.”
A small number of sponsorship opportunities remain for the 2016 NSSF Industry Summit. Learn more about the benefits of sponsoring this important summit at www.nssf.org/IndustrySummit/sponsors or contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibits and Sponsorships, at [email protected]; (203) 426-1320 ext. 214.
The National Shooting Sports Foundation is the trade association for the firearms industry. Its mission is to promote, protect and preserve hunting and the shooting sports. Formed in 1961, NSSF has a membership of more than 12,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit www.nssf.org.