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 .
Tue May 16, 2017
Jim Gorrie has been appointed the chair of the board of directors for Go RVing Canada, which is a coalition of dealers, manufacturers and campgrounds, responsible for promoting sales and the RV lifestyle in Canada. Gorrie embodies the spirit of Go RVing Canada as he is the co-owner and director of sales & marketing of GNR Camping World, a family owned RV Dealership in Winnipeg, Manitoba. Gorrie has served the board for the last three years and has been a staple in the RVing and camping community in Winnipeg.
“We’re thrilled to have Jim come on as the chair of the board of directors for Go RVing Canada and believe his expertise in the industry will be a positive addition to the team while continuing to promote the RV lifestyle in Canada,” Go RVing Canada President Chris Mahony says.
Gorrie has been a prominent figure in the Canadian RV industry and has been extremely pro-active within GNR World and at the provincial and National Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association. He is presently a director on the RVDA of Canada and an active member of the RVDA of Manitoba, of which he is a past chair. Gorrie's participation at the national level of the RV Industry in Canada has given him the opportunity to be involved in issues that are a concern to the national RV industry and has had many opportunities to address these issues with Canadian Ministers of Parliament.