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 .

KOA President Named Top Franchise Leader

Tue Jul 18, 2017

150039256223331.jpgKampgrounds of America President and CEO Pat Hittmeier has been named one of North America's 41 Top Franchise Leaders by Franchise Business Review.

"Franchise leaders were selected for Franchise Business Review's 2017 Top Franchise Leaders list as a result of the franchisees at their brands providing positive feedback regarding their leadership during a recent franchisee satisfaction survey," Franchise Business Review CEO Eric Stites says. "Each has proven they are successfully facing the unique challenges franchise leaders face - that of meeting the demands of traditional corporate leadership while leading groups of independent business owners - their franchisees - to success."

To identify this year's top franchise leaders, Franchise Business Review analyzed 18 months worth of data from about 30,000 franchisees representing 334 brands regarding their brands' leadership and culture, as well as their overall satisfaction with their brands and their likelihood to recommend them to others.

Hittmeier has been at the helm of Kampgrounds of America, Inc. since 2009, but has been a member of KOA's Home Office team for the past 36 years. He's worked his way through nearly every department at KOA, familiarizing himself with every aspect of the camping industry.

To find out more about Franchise Business Review's 2017 Franchise Leaders list and to see the complete list of honorees, visit Franchise Business Review.