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 .

Daimler Trucks North America Names Corso Head of Communications

Tue Sep 4, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153607447564305.pngAndrea Corso has been appointed as Head of Communications at Daimler Trucks North America (DTNA). Her responsibilities include DTNA's internal and external corporate communications as well as product communications for the Freightliner, Western Star, Detroit engines and components, and Thomas Built Buses brands, as well as other brands in the U.S. and Mexico.

Andrea Corso succeeds Katja Bott, who will take over as Head of Global Communications at Mercedes-Benz Cars in Stuttgart effective October 1.

"We welcome Andrea to the DTNA family; it is great to have her on board,” said Roger Nielsen, president and CEO. “At the same time, a big thank you to Katja Bott for her outstanding work and we wish her every success in her new role.”

Corso has more than 20 years of communications experience with consumer brands such as Nike, Levi's and Adidas. Her responsibilities included the development of internal and external communications strategies, brand positioning and executive communications.

"We are delighted that Andrea is joining our global communications team,” said Florian Martens, head of Global Communications Commercial Vehicles at Daimler AG. “She is an experienced communications executive, including in areas such as technology, innovation and sustainability. Andrea will help us expanding our industry leading communications across the board."