RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Camping World's Lemonis Gives $1.5M Donation to Marquette University

Mon Feb 20, 2017

Marquette University alumnus and Camping World Chairman and CEO of Camping World Marcus Lemonis has announced he will donate up to $1.5 million to the university in a matching challenge.

Lemonis, who stars on CNBC shows “The Profit” and “The Partner" previously donated $300,000 to the university in a giving challenge to raise a total of $1 million. This time, Marquette plans to raise a total of $3 million, according to a story brom the Milwaukee Biz Times.

The new giving challenge was announced as part of the school’s National Marquette Day alumni celebration this weekend. The challenge will start Friday and run through April 17.

Additional Information: https://www.biztimes.com/2017/ideas/educationworkforce-development/marcus-lemonis-to-donate-1-5-million-to-marquette/