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  • REI is exploring a new location in Grand Chute, Wisconsin. The cooperative submitted plans to the town, detailing a 20,000-square-foot building. If approved and built, it would be the third store in the state.
  • Outdoor Industry Association's 27th annual Capitol Summit kicks off tomorrow in Washington, D.C. Industry leaders will trade their gear for suits to represent their businesses and to meet with member of Congress. Key priorities include climate change, the national park maintenance backlog, and tariffs on outdoor products from China.
  • Columbia Sportswear reported a strong first quarter and is looking to grow. SGB Media reports that the company said it will “execute key city attack plans in New York City and Denver” in the second half of 2019 and tap into the “enormous opportunity” in China thanks to Beijing hosting the Winter Olympics in 2020.
  • Puffy coat, technical pants, beanie, and some type of boot or hiking shoe. Maybe some climbing gear. That's the uniform of every outdoorsy person ever. We covered this in our story "The End of Elite" and now Outside Magazine shakes up the fashion dos and don'ts in the story "F—ck the Gear Police."