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 .
Fri Jun 2, 2017
LEE COUNTY, Florida - The Lee County Sheriff's Office is investigating after a bomb threat letter was found at an RV store in Fort Myers. The crew at RV Kountry, a consignment RV business, found the threatening letter on its office printer Tuesday morning.
"It said that they're going to blow up the block," Dennis Herb, who works at RV Kountry, said, according to a story by Fox 4 Now. "That they placed explosives around the building."
He said the letter went on to read they would carry out their plan unless they sent $25,000 by the next day, and gave a passport number and name.
Herb said according to the letter, the crooks had access to their internet, phones and emails, so they went straight to the Lee County Sheriff's Office. Their intelligence unit said letters like the one RV Kountry received have been sent to several places across the country and appear to be a hoax.
If any other dealerships receive a similar letter, contact your local law enforcement agency.
Additional Information: http://www.fox4now.com/news/local-news/bomb-threat-scam-reported-at-local-rv-store