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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 Plans Six-Store Expansion in Michigan

Thu Apr 13, 2017

145434773794726.pngLincolnshire, Illinois – Camping World Holdings, Inc., the nation’s largest network of RV-centric retail locations, has announced plans for expansion in the state of Michigan.

Camping World currently operates a SuperCenter in Houghton Lake, with its full array of products and services, and two parts and accessories retail stores in the Belleville and Grand Rapids communities.

“Michigan is home to many outdoor enthusiasts and we feel strongly there is an opportunity to penetrate the market and expand market share with our entire portfolio of Camping World and Good Sam products and services,” Camping World CEO and Chairman Marcus Lemonis says. "Our goal is to add new stores and either expand or relocate existing stores. Based on current market conditions and the addition of new stores, expansion or relocation of existing stores, our goal is to have at least six full service SuperCenters with the full selection of Camping World and Good Sam products and services in the state of Michigan by the end of 2018.”

“We believe our product lineup and offering gives us the unique ability to rapidly expand in the state of Michigan and better serve our current customer base while also attracting additional outdoor enthusiasts to our locations,” Camping World Retail President Roger Nuttall says. "This planned expansion reinforces our focus on increasing market share with our country-wide expansion and customers will benefit from expanded product and service capabilities and a nationwide network of dealerships and accessory stores."