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May 4, 2018

NSSF Welcomes Georgia USA as 2018 Industry Summit Silver Sponsor

NEWTOWN, Conn. — The National Shooting Sports Foundation® (NSSF®), the trade association for the firearms industry, is pleased to add the Georgia Department of Economic Development as a Silver Sponsor of its 2018 Industry Summit. This annual event takes place this year June 4-6 at the Westin Hilton Head Island Resort & Spa on Hilton Head Island, South Carolina.

The Georgia Department of Economic DevelopmentGeorgia USA is the state’s sales and marketing arm and lead agency for attracting new business investment. It encourages the expansion of existing industry and small businesses, develops new domestic and international markets, works to attract tourists to Georgia, and promotes the state as a location for film, video, music and digital entertainment projects, as well as planning and mobilizing state resources for economic development.

“This Silver-level support for the 2018 Industry Summit is one of many such sponsorships Georgia USA has provided to NSSF and its members in recent years,” said Melissa Schilling, NSSF Director, Conferences & Exhibitions. “This state is truly dedicated to the success of the firearms industry, and we are happy to welcome them to this year’s event.”

“Based on Georgia’s recent successes with firms like Taurus moving their headquarters and operations to Bainbridge, Georgia USA is proud to continue our sponsorship of NSSF’s Industry Summit and SHOT Show,” said Tom Croteau, Deputy Commissioner of Georgia Department of Economic Development. “This industry continues to be a jobs and investment generator for our state, and Georgia is committed to continued growth and prosperity for our communities.”

The NSSF Industry Summit is the premier forum for leaders in the firearms industry, providing a platform for information and idea exchange. Attendees to the annual event represent every sector of the firearms industry, including retailers, manufacturers, distributors, range owners, conservation community members, state wildlife agency staff and marketing and public relations professionals.

Registration for the 2018 NSSF Industry Summit is now open. Agenda, speaker information, hotel reservations and other information such as airport and rental car links, can be found here.

There are a limited number of sponsorship opportunities available for the 2018 NSSF Industry Summit. To learn more about the benefits of sponsoring this important event, contact Chris Tatulli, NSSF Director, Exhibit and Sponsorship Sales, at [email protected].


About NSSF
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 11,000 manufacturers, distributors, firearms retailers, shooting ranges, sportsmen’s organizations and publishers. For more information, visit


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