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 .
Tue Dec 27, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana - On Thursday, Dec. 29, Ronald McDonald House Charities of Michiana will receive a truckload of essential items from an Elkhart Holiday Basket Drive. More than 100 laundry baskets filled with food, snacks, utensils, games, laundry and toiletry items will be delivered to the Ronald McDonald Family Room at Memorial Children’s Hospital.
The Ronald McDonald House provides temporary lodging for families of seriously ill or injured children being treated at Memorial Children’s Hospital. Located in South Bend, Indiana, the charity serves families from 19 counties in Northern Indiana and Southern Michigan. The donation will help supply the new 20-bedroom expansion of the charity, scheduled to open in February.
“The timing of this donation couldn’t be better,” RMHC of Michiana President and CEO Becky Summers says. “We’re excited to open the new House, and with more families staying with us, we’ll certainly need more everyday items to provide them with the daily support they need.”
The Holiday Basket Drive was coordinated by RMHC board member and Dicor President Gregg Fore. Many of Dicor’s employees participated, as well as friends and families in the Elkhart community.
“I was thrilled about the amount of contributions donated by the people of this community,” Fore says. “Children respond better and heal faster when their parents are with them. What appears to be a simple box of cookies or bottle of shampoo, is just one less thing a worried parent needs to think about when at bedside with their child. And I’m proud to see how much local people care.”
To donate or learn more about RMHC of Michiana, visit the Ronald McDonald House Charities website. To learn more about Dicor Corporation and its affiliate brands, head to www.dicor.com.