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 Oct 28, 2016
Google has donated $165,000 to send about 1,700 children to national parks around the country as a part of the National Park Foundation's efforts to get more kids into the parks.
The donation was made to the National Park Foundation's Open Outdoors for Kids program. It supports the National Park Service's Every Kid In A Park initiative, which allows every fourth grader in the country to get a pass for free entry to National Park Service lands for a year.
However, some of those kids don't have easy transportation to get to those parks and Google's donation will help them get to famous parks in California, Washington, Ohio, Wyoming and Tennessee.