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 .
Wed Mar 8, 2017
CHINCOTEAGUE, Virginia - The management of Chincoteague Island KOA has announced that the campground will open two weeks early - the new date is the May 12-14 weekend - to participate in Kampgrounds of America’s 14th annual Care Camps Big Weekend, a national fundraiser to help children with cancer.
Campers who stay at the Chincoteague Island KOA on Friday, May 12 as paying guests are eligible to receive a $10 night of camping on Saturday, May 13. Funds raised from the May 13 stay will go toward the KOA Care Camps Trust, which distributes more than $1 million dollars annually to support 125+ medically-supervised summer camps for kids with cancer throughout North America.
The annual KOA Care Camps Big Weekend event is the official start to KOA’s 2017 summer camping season and is being offered at participating KOAs throughout North America. Learn more at koacarecamps.org or KOA.com.
Donations raised during the May 12-14 weekend will all go to benefit KOA Care Camps, a network of more than 125 specialized, medically equipped summer camps throughout North America that offer children batting cancer a true summer camp experience at no charge to their families.
To reserve a site at Chincoteague Island KOA for this special weekend, call 800-562-7730 or go to koa.com/campgrounds/chincoteague/. Seasonal and monthly rates are also available.