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 .
Fri Sep 23, 2016
Elkhart, Indiana — Jason Lippert, CEO of Lippert Components, Inc., was recently recognized as a recipient of the Ernestine M. Raclin Community Leadership Award. The annual award, established by 1st Source Bank, honors and encourages leadership in volunteerism through the businesses located within the greater Michiana region.
As a 10-year volunteer, 9-year board member and past president of the Boys & Girls Club of Goshen, Lippert was specifically honored for being a devoted advocate for local youth. As chairman of the Boys & Girls Club’s annual ‘Bids for Kids’ fundraiser, Lippert has helped raise millions of dollars for the organization, helping to make it one of the best Clubs in the Midwest, according to a press release.
“It is one of my personal goals to see everyone within the LCI organization participate in some way, shape or form within the communities we live and work in,” Lippert says. “It would be transformative for our communities if we all donated some of our time and talents for the greater good.”