Tag Archives: Industry Advocacy

Brunswick hosts MN representatives at New York Mills operation

Minnesota State Representatives Mary Franson (08-A) and Jordan Rasmusson (08-B) this month visited Brunswick’s Lund and Crestliner operation in New York Mills. During the visit, Representatives Franson and Rasmusson met with members of the Brunswick leadership team to discuss key issues impacting the recreational boating industry. In Minnesota alone, the recreational boating industry generates more than $3 billion in economic ...

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Smoker Craft, NMMA partner to host legislative fishing event

Smoker Craft Boats and NMMA, alongside key industry partners in outdoor recreation and conservation, hosted elected officials and staff including included members of the Indiana Senate, Indiana House of Representatives, federal staff representation from U.S. House Representations and U.S. Senate, agency officials and other key industry stakeholders and leaders in conservation, last month for an evening highlighting boating, fishing and ...

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NMMA meets with State Policymakers, staff at National Conference of State Legislatures

NMMA National Marine Manufacturers Association

The NMMA team last week met with dozens of state lawmakers, staff, agencies, and more at the annual National Conference of State Legislatures (NCSL), the nation’s premier bipartisan gathering of state legislators and staff, in Denver, Colorado from August 1-3, 2022. The conference hosted more than 1,000 attendees from all 50 states and the District of Columbia, including lawmakers, agency ...

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Florida State Representatives visit Everglades Boats

State Representative Tom Leek (F-25) and State Representative Bobby Payne (F-19) recently visited the Everglades Boats facilities in Edgewater, Florida. The tour, as apart of NMMA’s advocacy efforts and engagement, showcased Everglade’s two facilities and highlighted the economic impact recreational boating has in the state of Florida. The two facilities have a combined total of over 300 employees. During the ...

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NMMA announces dates for ABC 2023

The American Boating Congress (ABC) will return to Washington, D.C. from May 8-10, 2023, bringing together all segments of the recreational boating industry to share its collective voice on Capitol Hill and address pressing matters to the industry. Following the return of a successful in-person ABC this year, the NMMA will welcome the industry back to The Wharf, D.C. at ...

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In-person Hill meetings return for ABC 2022

NMMA announced this week the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) will feature in person meetings on Capitol Hill with members of Congress and their staff. The development follows a recent decision from Capitol authorities to lift certain restrictions on public meetings beginning in late March. Register here: https://nmmaabc2022.expotracker.net/index.aspx  The Hill meetings portion of ABC is currently slated for Thursday, May 12, ...

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Great Lakes Boat Building School receives EDA Grant

U.S. Secretary of Commerce Gina M. Raimondo announced that the Department’s Economic Development Administration (EDA) is awarding a $2.7 million CARES Act Recovery Assistance grant to the Great Lakes Boat Building School, in Cedarville, Michigan, to construct a 10,000-square-foot school expansion, establish new boat-docking infrastructure and purchase additional marine electronics testing equipment. This project will more than double training capacity ...

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Marine Recreation Association’s California Boating Congress to return in-person

The Marine Recreation Association (MRA) recently announced that after more than two years of COVID restrictions, the California Boating Congress (CBC) will return in-person from April 18 and 19, 2022, and bring together the marine industry and boating community to amplify the importance and economic impact of the marine industry and recreational boating in California.This year’s California Boating Congress is ...

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ABC 2022 to feature political analyst Charlie Cook

The industry’s annual advocacy event, the American Boating Congress (ABC), returns in-person to Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental – The Wharf. The American Boating Congress is the industry’s preeminent advocacy event and offers recreational boating industry stakeholders the opportunity to gain exclusive insight into the industry’s top policy priorities and matters ...

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Registration opens for 2022 ABC

Registration for the 2022 American Boating Congress (ABC) is now open for all industry stakeholders. The industry’s annual advocacy event returns in-person to Washington, D.C. from Wednesday, May 11 through Friday, May 13, 2022 at the Intercontinental – The Wharf. Early-bird pricing is available through February 24. Stakeholders may register here and at the link below. This year’s advocacy event will feature ...

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