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 .

Ally Financial Teams with Classroom Central to Deliver School Supplies

Fri Sep 9, 2016

147344044998259.jpgCHARLOTTE, North Carolina - Ally Financial has teamed up with local nonprofit Classroom Central to deliver backpacks and school supplies to all of the 1,020 students at Hidden Valley Elementary School in Charlotte, North Carolina.

Ally volunteers collected, organized and delivered the supplies to the school in an effort to equip local children with the necessary tools to start their school year off right, according to a press release. In addition, Ally donated 50 books about money topics and skills to the library at Hidden Valley Elementary, aimed at helping to build financial knowledge for years to come for kindergarten through fifth grade.

"Doing right by our communities is core to Ally's culture, and for the second consecutive year, we are pleased to work with Classroom Central to select a local school and deliver every student the supplies they need for a great year of learning," Ally Chief Communications Officer Gina Proia says. "In addition to the school supplies, we also wanted to create an opportunity for students to learn about money and financial topics at every grade level for years to come. The books for the library can make it fun and accessible to learn about financial topics."

"Classroom Central is excited about the ongoing commitment Ally displays to our Charlotte-area students," Classroom Central Executive Director Karen Calder says. "This surprise donation of backpacks, supplies and library books will make such a positive impact for these students by preparing them with the tools they need to succeed this school year. We are grateful for Ally's continued support in making this happen."

The contribution of supplies and library books reinforces Ally's commitment to the community and dedication to advancing financial literacy and education among all ages. Ally has worked with Classroom Central since 2012 to support schools and students in the Charlotte area through school supply donations, drives and volunteer opportunities. Last year, Ally collaborated with Classroom Central to surprise the students of Thomasboro Academy with supplies for the year.