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 .

Camping World Acquires Ketelsen Campers in Colorado

Wed Dec 14, 2016

145434773794726.pngLINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Camping World Holdings has launched its "side by side" business strategy with the signing of a deal to acquire Ketelsen Campers of Colorado in Wheat Ridge, Colorado.

With the launch of its "side by side" strategy, Camping World will actively seek opportunities to acquire quality dealerships with strong management, brand recognition and a solid customer base in markets where Camping World has an existing presence. The acquired businesses will continue to be operated by Camping World under the legacy name.

"With our 'side by side' strategy we will actively pursue opportunities in our existing markets over the next few years to expand market share, grow our database and add additional distribution points for our Good Sam portfolio," Camping World COO Brent Moody says. "The addition of Ketelsen Campers of Colorado will accomplish all three objectives and add a top three dealer in the state of Colorado to Camping World's established number one position."

Additional Information: http://www.dailyherald.com/article/20161214/business/161219506/