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 .
Thu Jan 19, 2017
Lincolnshire, Illinois – Camping World Holdings, Inc. has announced a definitive agreement under which Camping World will acquire family-owned Jamatt RV in Poteau, Oklahoma.
Camping World currently operates two SuperCenters in Oklahoma City and Tulsa, and with the acquisition of Jamatt RV, is further expanding in eastern Oklahoma.
“We are pleased to bring Jamatt RV into the Camping World family of industry-leading RV inventory, accessory products and knowledgeable people as we expand our market share in the state of Oklahoma,” Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says. "Owners Jason and Sandy Blake have built a strong business with an incredible employee base and with this acquisition, Camping World continues to solidify its position as the leader in RV and outdoor accessory sales in the United States.”
“This agreement to acquire Jamatt RV represents an exciting new chapter for Camping World," Chief Operating Officer Brent Moody says. "Combining the companies not only creates market value, but the commitment to excellence and innovation that both companies share will significantly benefit customers and provide new opportunities for employees. The Blake family exemplifies Marcus’ People, Process and Product philosophy as part of their first-class business and we look forward to building and expanding on the level of service their customers have grown accustomed to.”