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/Gander Mountain to Open in Wichita

Fri May 12, 2017

The fate of the Gander Mountain store at WaterWalk may be up in the air, but the chain’s fate in Wichita isn’t.

“We’ll come to Wichita one way or the other,” Camping World Chairman and CEO Marcus Lemonis says, who purchased Gander Mountain out of bankruptcy.

Lemonis, star of CNBC’s “The Profit,” says he’s been looking for Wichita sites for a Camping World RV store for a year, according to a story by Kansas.com.

Additional Information: http://www.kansas.com/news/business/biz-columns-blogs/carrie-rengers/article150060182.html