The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association commissioned an Economic Impact Study on the RV industry, released on June 7, 2016. The study found that the RV industry contributes about $49.7 billion in economic output or 0.28 percent of the Gross Domestic Product. Through its production and distribution linkages, the industry impacts firms in 426 of the 440 sectors of the United States economy.
Nationwide, the industry is responsible for 216,170 jobs, both directly and inderectly, creating an economic impact of $37.5 billion. The full study results, along with each individual state and congressional district's economic impact is available on the website by clicking here .
Tue Aug 9, 2016
LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Camping World, the nation's largest RV and outdoor retailer, and Good Sam, the world's largest RV owners’ organization, have announced their third New Product Vendor Summit. The Summit offers vendors and suppliers of innovative and new products to the RV and outdoor lifestyle market the opportunity to present their products to Camping World's team of merchandise buyers and for their products to be selected to be offered across Camping World's 120 retail stores and sold nationwide on CampingWorld.com.
"The objective of our annual summit is to create an efficient environment for vendors and suppliers to meet and communicate with our buyers," Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis says. "As we continue to grow our company throughout the United States, we are also growing our product offering and increasing our focus on finding fantastic innovative products that our customers will love."
Held at Holiday Inn University Plaza in Bowling Green, Kentucky, the event will run from Sept. 27-28 and will explore many of the trends and new product opportunities being offered by established and emerging vendors. The two-day event is free and open to all vendors, suppliers and manufacturers that have registered to attend the Vendor Summit.
"Our goal is to always keep up with the changing trends and offer the best RV and outdoor camping products to our customer base," Camping World Chief Business Development Officer John Sirpilla says. "So if you think you have what it takes to be the next Camping World vendor, come prepared to promote your product to our buyers with a 30-minute pitch."
Space is limited and available by appointment only. Those interested in attending are asked to register in advance by submitting their contact, company and product information at www.campingworld.com/vendor/new/.