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 .
Wed Mar 14, 2018
Dometic this week celebrated its involvement as a sponsor of the Elkhart, Indiana, "What's Next Program." The recruitment program aimed at college students was March 2-3, and included several other companies in the Elkhart area. It was designed to encourage a select group of college students to consider a career in the RV industry.
Fifty outstanding college sophomores, juniors, and seniors from selected colleges in Indiana, Ohio, Tennessee, Michigan, and Kentucky traveled to Elkhart for a two-day tour of local businesses and Elkhart, which included a job fair. Students explored the Elkhart area and toured several sponsoring companies, including Dometic's Industrial Parkway location. At the job fair, students mingled with recruiters from the attending companies, who made connections with students who have aspirations in engineering and business.
Students were surveyed before and after the visit, asking for them to rate their expectations and then what they thought was the value of the actual experience. The average rating before the trip was a six, which rose to eight after the visit, Dometic reports.
“The What’s Next Program was a fantastic way for Dometic to partner with the Elkhart community and showcase what we have to offer to the next generation of developing talent", says Dometic Talent Acquisition & Development Specialist Katrina Kovalski. "We’re excited to continue to partner with the chamber, community, and students in future programs and endeavors!”