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 .
Mon Dec 5, 2016
Layne Schumann, an RV sales associate at Camping World in Calera, Alabama knows RV camping and RV campers. He also knows the places RVers in Alabama love to visit.
Gatlinburg and the surrounding area including Great Smoky Mountains National Park has been devastated by wild fires over the last week, the extent of which is not yet fully known.
Schumann wanted to make a contribution to the relief effort and has started collecting items to send to the victims. As part of Camping World's Good Sam Club Project Good Samaritan Schumann and the Calera store are collecting items that will help those in need.
Additional Information: http://www.al.com/news/birmingham/index.ssf/2016/12/camping_world_in_calera_collec.html