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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 .

La Mesa RV Center Wins Bronze Award at 38th Annual Telly Awards

Tue Jun 27, 2017

149857784799940.jpgSan Diego, California - La Mesa RV Center, one of the nation’s largest multi-location RV dealerships, was honored during the 38th Annual Telly Awards competition with a Bronze award for its’ General Corporate Image production. More than 12,000 entries were received in this year’s nomination process, showing the great achievement for La Mesa RV as well as its production company, Wild Bird Studios.

“With over 45 years of providing customers with an outstanding experience, we’re proud to document not only our history but let our employees tell their story,” La Mesa RV President Bob Upton says. "We’re so pleased that Wild Bird Studios was able to delve into our culture and turn the story into a very compelling production.”

La Mesa RV has been in business for more than 45 years, with year-round locations in Sanford, Port St Lucie, Daytona Beach and Fort Myers, Florida; Tucson, Phoenix and Mesa, Arizona; San Diego and Davis, California; and Albuquerque, New Mexico. In addition, a seasonal facility is located in Quartzsite, Arizona. Based on location, the company sells some of the most respected names in RVing which include Winnebago, Fleetwood, Heartland, Tiffin, Thor Motor Coach and more. La Mesa RV also handles one of the country’s largest selections of pre-owned late-model motorhomes.

The company strives to adhere to its’ Core F.A.M.I.L.Y. Values of Fun, Attitude, Make Their Day, Integrity, Listen and Quality and prides itself on having happy employees, according to a press release.

Wild Bird Studios takes a creative approach to story-telling that is unique in the industry. Wild Bird’s founders, Cesar & Elizabeth Garcia spent years on stage telling stories through plays and have extended their ability to connect emotionally in storytelling through their work as writers and producers on film. Wild Bird Studios is rapidly building a diverse customer base who seek genuine connection between brand and audience and they attribute their growth to always seeking authenticity in their work and always starting with 'why,' according to a press release.

The winning video can be viewed by going to www.lamesarv.com/Home/CompanyHistory