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 Jul 7, 2017
Kampgrounds of America parks continued its 2017 record-breaking pace during the recent Fourth of July holiday.
Results released by KOA this week showed the Fourth of July campground attendance at the nearly 500 KOA locations in North America was up more than 5.2 percent over the Fourth of July results in 2016.
The Fourth of July results continue a string of 2017 holiday record results for KOA. May's KOA Care Camps Big Weekend netted an increase of 4.5 percent in camping; Memorial Day Weekend was up 4.7 percent; and Father's Day Weekend was up nearly 2 percent over last year.
The July 1 Canada Day celebration results were also up 2 percent over 2016.
"Camping is a much-sought-after leisure activity for North Americans, and KOA campgrounds are doing a great job of taking care of our campers," KOA CEO and President Pat Hittmeier says.
KOA is on pace for a sixth straight record year of performance in 2017.