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 .
Mon Feb 6, 2017
Billings, Montana - Kampgrounds of America Inc. brought home some impressive hardware last week during the International Franchising Association's annual convention in Las Vegas. KOA was named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review in its 2017 Top Franchise Report.
Kampgrounds of America Inc. is North America’s premiere family camping system, with more than 490 locations in the U.S. and Canada. KOA receives industry-leading guest service scores from its campers and has been named a top franchise by Franchise Business Review each year for the past nine years.
Franchise Business Review, a national franchise market research firm that performs independent surveys of franchisee satisfaction, provides the only rankings of franchises based solely on actual franchisee satisfaction and performance. Franchise Business Review publishes its rankings of top franchises in its annual Guide to Today’s Top Franchises, as well as in special reports throughout the year that name the top franchises in specific sectors.
KOA was among 334 franchise brands, representing more than 30,000 franchise owners that participated in Franchise Business Review’s research, which was conducted between May 2015 and November 2016. KOA’s franchisees were surveyed on 33 benchmark questions in the areas of financial opportunity, training and support, leadership, operations and product development, core values (e.g., honesty and integrity of franchisor), general satisfaction and the franchisee community.
An additional 16 questions asked franchisees about their market area, demographics, business lifestyle, overall enjoyment running their franchise and role in the franchisee community.
“Franchises that survey their franchisees realize that transparency and openness contributes to a trusting relationship,” Franchise Business Review CEO Eric Stites says. "Franchisee satisfaction ratings show you whether or not a franchise opportunity is really as good as it appears and fits your values and vision by providing insight into a system’s culture, training, leadership, financial outlook, franchisee community and much more.”