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 .

Lippert Components Wins Award

Tue Oct 9, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153788849323963.pngLippert Components was the recipient of the Empowering Business of the Year award at this year’s Influential Women Awards Banquet held on Sept. 27, 2018.

Presented by the Northwest Indiana Influential Women Association, the annual awards banquet celebrates and honors the achievements of women who have refined their companies, industries, and communities through their leadership and innovation. LCI’s Director of Philanthropic Partnerships, Michilah Grimes, was among the 2018 Influential Women Award Finalists.

“LCI is doing very special things within the many communities that our 11,000 team members call home. We’ve dedicated ourselves to volunteerism, reaching goals of collectively volunteering more than 200,000 hours of community service over the past two years. It’s amazing, and humbling, to experience the significant changes in our team member’s morale and improvements within our communities as we continue to carry out our charitable outreach,” said Grimes.

“I want to thank all of our hardworking and passionate team members who’ve contributed to LCI’s community outreach vision. Michilah is such a stand out leader and our philanthropic mission is a vital component of our organization. The dedication of our Philanthropic Team is truly inspiring,” said Jason Lippert, CEO of LCI. “This award is a huge honor for LCI, Michilah, and the philanthropic team who have helped put our efforts to use within the business community to help lift up our communities.”

The annual banquet honors both established professionals and up-and-coming women in 10 industry categories in Northwest Indiana, as well as companies that have demonstrated outstanding support for women.