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 CEO and Marquette Exceed $3M Fundraiser Challenge

Mon Apr 10, 2017

MILWAUKEE — The Marquette University community more than doubled down in this year’s giving challenge issued by alumnus Marcus Lemonis, CNBC’s star of The Profit and the Chairman and CEO of Camping World Holdings. The university and Lemonis combined to raise a total of $3,292,748.

The challenge was met in less than two months by 2,769 donors who raised a total of $1,792,748. Lemonis added $1.5 million of his own funds and Marquette’s College of Business Administration will now start a student-run business program called the Marcus Lemonis Pay The Profit Forward Program, providing initial funding for students to pursue their business ideas, according to a story by Marquette News.

Lemonis donated $300,000 last year to Marquette when he started a $1 million challenge and was so encouraged by the results that he tripled the goal this year.

Additional Information: https://news.marquette.edu/news-releases/cnbc-television-star-lemonis-marquette-university-exceed-3-million-challenge-fundraising-goal/