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 .

Dealership Owner Spends $6,000 to Help With Addiction Recovery

Wed Dec 7, 2016

Christmas Day will be 10 years since Justin Pearson died of an accidental overdose of prescription painkillers.

In the 10 years since, his father Dan Pearson, who owns Pleasureland RV Center in St. Cloud, Minnesota, has used a foundation in Justin's name to support law enforcement and help others struggling with addiction. Dan Pearson's most recent efforts will do both.

He has spent about $6,000 to put Narcan into each of the 60 squad cars used by Stearns County Sheriff's Office deputies. Narcan is the brand name for Naloxone, a drug that blocks the effects of opiates and can save the life of someone who overdoses on narcotics such as heroin and fentanyl.

Additional Information: http://www.sctimes.com/story/news/local/2016/12/05/pearson-buys-narcan-squad-cars/94752320/