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 Jan 3, 2017
LINCOLNSHIRE, Illinois - Camping World Holdings, Inc. has announced the signing of a deal to acquire RV World of Georgia and further expansion in the Georgia market with its "side by side" business strategy.
Camping World is actively seeking opportunities to acquire quality dealerships with strong management, brand recognition and a solid customer base in markets where Camping World has an existing presence, with its "side by side" strategy. The acquired businesses will continue to be operated by Camping World under its legacy name.
"With our 'side by side' strategy, we are aggressively pursuing opportunities to expand market share, grow our database and add additional distribution points for our Good Sam portfolio in our existing markets," Camping World and Good Sam COO Brent Moody says. "The addition of RV World of Georgia will accomplish all three objectives and add the No. 2 dealership in the state of Georgia to Camping World's established No. 1 position."
"Mark Derrick has assembled a tremendous management team and established RV World of Georgia as one of the most successful, well-known and respected dealerships in the state of Georgia," Camping World and Good Sam Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says. "The acquisition of RV World of Georgia exemplifies our 'side by side' strategy and will fulfill each of our objectives - increased market share, growth of our database and an additional distribution point for our Good Sam products and services."