Business & Society

OPDD and the Puerto Rico Outdoor Assoc. Discuss Value of Outdoor Industry

By Chase Anderson |

Outdoor Product Design & Development (OPDD) Director Andrew Deceuster was invited by the Puerto Rico Outdoor Recreation Industry Association (PRORIA) to speak on the importance of the outdoor industry to the economy in Puerto Rico. Deceuster, along with other government and association representatives, shared insights on the value of outdoor product design, product sustainability and entrepreneurship.

The conference was held at the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico, who is looking to add an outdoor product design program to their school. Over the course of the presentation, Deceuster outlined how the OPDD program at Utah State University has helped students gain the knowledge and technical skill to develop prototypes, design sustainable products and do less harm to the environment.  

Conversations also included how the association could collaborate to help increase the growth of more outdoor product startups in Puerto Rico. The association believes that the local outdoor economy, including a long standing textile industry, and partnering with USU could help inspire a new generation of outdoor product companies to help lift the country after recent natural disasters.

Learn more about the Puerto Rico Outdoor Association and the Polytechnic University of Puerto Rico.

Outdoor Product Design & Development Director Andrew Deceuster was invited by the Puerto Rico Outdoor Recreation Industry Association to speak on the importance of the outdoor industry to the economy in Puerto Rico. Deceuster, along with other government and association representatives, shared insights on the value of outdoor product design, product sustainability and entrepreneurship.

WRITER

Chase Anderson
Program Coordinator
Outdoor Product Design and Development
385-350-5503
chase.anderson@usu.edu

CONTACT

Chase Anderson
Program Coordinator
Outdoor Product Design and Development
385-350-5503
chase.anderson@usu.edu


ADDITIONAL RESOURCES



Post your Comment

We welcome your comments but your submission will NOT be published online. Your comment or question will be forwarded to the appropriate person. Thank you.

Post your Comment

Next Story in Business & Society

See Also

    307

Who Is Included - and Excluded - When Making County Policies?

A research study conducted by Utah State University's Utah Women & Leadership Project (UWLP), in conjunction with USU Extension, reports that women hold 42.5% of leadership positions within county governments in Utah.