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 .
Thu Apr 18, 2019
Author: RV News Staff
Family RV Group, a specialty retailer of recreational vehicles and services with nine locations in the Midwest, combined forces with Make-A-Wish Ohio, Kentucky and Indiana (Make-A-Wish OKI) and presented campers to three families in January and March.
Wish kid Mackenzie and her family of Cincinnati, Ohio, a wish kid and her family from Lima, Ohio, and wish kid Eli and his family of Lexington, Ky., all had a wish to enjoy the outdoors with their families in a camper. All three wish kids are battling a critical illness.
Each General Manager and their store associates--Nick Raymond-Colerain Family RV Cincinnati; Jamey Tolle-Colerain Family RV Columbus and Joe Steffen-Northside Family RV--worked with Make-A-Wish OKI and each family to find campers that met their needs. Once all the details were worked out, each store presented campers to those deserving families.
"We love partnering with Make-A-Wish each year in helping families reach their camper dreams,” says Family RV CEO Walt Rodgers. “We want all our customer's families to go camping without worrying about their safety, security or comfort. We know the wish kids and their families will be able to enjoy their camping experience together and we are excited to provide them a way to make special memories that last."
Says Make-A-Wish OKI President and CEO Doug Kelly, "We're so grateful to community partners like the Family RV Group who help make life-changing wishes come true for kids and their families. This is the second year that Family RV has stepped up and we look forward to continuing this successful partnership to bring even more wishes to life for local families in the future."