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Phil Shellhammer and GORP are Stewarding The Next Generation of Entrepreneurs in The Outdoor Recreation Industry
Episode 16818th April 2022 • I am Northwest Arkansas • Randy Wilburn
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About This Episode:

We recently sat down with Phil Shellhammer, the Director of the Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) from the Office of Entrepreneurship and Innovation at the University of Arkansas.

Phil discussed in detail his new role and the mission of GORP. Northwest Arkansas is not just fertile ground for Fortune 50 Companies. It’s also one of the best outdoor recreation areas in the country, so it should come as no surprise that firms related to this industry find Northwest Arkansas to be a great place to start or expand their business.  


Phil and his team hit the ground running and are not looking back.  Listen to the whole episode to learn more about their plans in this area. And, if you or someone you know loves the great outdoors and has a business idea that you would like to process, you need to reach out to Phil Shellhammer at GORP.   

 

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Phil Shellhammer Email

Greenhouse Outdoor Recreation Program (GORP) Website

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