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 Feb 16, 2017
The Corps Network has honored American Recreation Coalition (ARC) President Derrick Crandall with its 2017 Champion Award Wednesday morning at the annual Corps Network Awards Breakfast in Washington, D.C.
The Champion Award, The Corps Network’s highest honor, recognized Crandall for his continued support for service and conservation corps and their efforts to bolster the outdoor economy and recreation opportunities.
“Through your leadership at ARC, our work together has been strengthened and the number and diversity of youth engaged in service in their communities on recreation-enhancing projects has increased,” The Corps Network CEO Mary Ellen Sprenkel says.
The award also recognized his role as a great champion of the 21st Century Conservation Service Corps initiative, ensuring that more youth and veterans have the opportunity to serve and recreate on America’s public lands and waters, according to a press release. In addition, Crandall has been instrumental in establishing, promoting and facilitating The Corps Network’s Day of Service – now in its fourth year – a key part of Great Outdoors Month. These efforts have directly provided more opportunities for corps to help young people serve their country and accomplish important conservation service projects while growing the outdoor recreation economy and ensuring that people have access to healthy, active fun outdoors on public lands and waters.
The Corps Network represents the nation’s 135 Service & Conservation Corps which provide youth and veteran Corpsmembers with the opportunity to serve their country, advance their education and obtain in-demand job skills and credentials. They perform important conservation, resource management, lands access, recreation, wildfire and disaster response service projects on public lands and in communities. Corps enrolls more than 25,000 youth and veterans annually in all 50 states and D.C.