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 .
Wed Oct 26, 2016
A 97-year-old Elgin, Illinois resident has been granted his wish to see his second World Series featuring the Chicago Cubs.
Everett "Jim" Schlegel and his son, Bill, will be going to Game 3 of this year's series Friday night at Wrigley Field when the Cubs take on the Cleveland Indians. Marcus Lemonis, CEO of Camping World who stars in the CNBC reality shows "The Profit" and the upcoming "The Partner," donated the tickets.
When asked how he felt about going to the first World Series game at Wrigley since 1945, Schlegel said, "I don't know yet. I haven't been there. I'm excited, but right now, I think I need a nap."
Schlegel says he attended Games 6 and 7 at Wrigley Field 71 years ago when the Detroit Tigers took Major League Baseball's title, topping the Cubs four games to three.