RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

National Park Service to Illuminate New York Skyline in Celebration

Thu Aug 11, 2016

On Aug. 22, the National Park Service and the National Park Foundation will illuminate the iconic New York City skyline, continuing the NPS centennial celebration, according to a press release.

With the help of Bill Nye, Questlove and U.S. Secretary of the Interior Sally Jewell — and with a nod to the innovative spirit of Thomas Edison National Historical Park — the event at Brooklyn Bridge Park aims to inspire new generations to discover America’s treasures, the national parks. The event is the third in the summer-long Park Exchange series for the NPS Centennial.

Through a partnership with One World Trade Center and Brooklyn Bridge Park, the event will allow participants to control the color of the One World Trade Center Spire for the first time ever by working together to solve interactive, collaborative puzzles on a giant digital circuit board. For those who want to follow the excitement remotely, the Statue of Liberty’s webcam of New York Harbor will offer views of the city.

Additional Information: http://www.woodallscm.com/2016/08/nps-will-light-up-nyc-skyline-to-mark-centennial/