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 and Horizon Education Alliance Hosted Career Quest for Kids

Wed May 15, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

154152273854932.pngLippert Components Inc. (LCI) partnered with Horizon Education Alliance (HEA) and approximately 50 local businesses to host Career Quest 2019. Held April 17-18, Career Quest 2019 was supported through the Indiana Department of Workforce Development Skill UP Indiana! grant to bring awareness to careers in Elkhart County and surrounding communities.

The two-day event helped raise awareness about local career pathways for Indiana middle school students from Elkhart County, Marshall County and St. Joseph County. Representatives from various industries were on-site at Center Six One Five in Elkhart to provide hands-on experiences to help students better understand what a career within area industries might entail. Industries represented included advanced manufacturing, construction and trade, healthcare and information technology.

Students rotated through all major industry sectors, spending approximately 22 minutes immersed within each. While visiting each industry sector, students engaged with interactive displays highlighting diverse career pathways and spoke with employers about the skills and education required for success in their respective field.

“We’re so thankful for the opportunity to share LCI’s many avenues for professional growth, including our core values and leadership qualities, with local youth,” LCI Personal Development Coach Clara Truex says. “Students gained insight into our overall leadership development mission. The students were engaged and curious, and the volunteers were helpful, kind and much appreciated. Career Quest 2019 was very well organized and well-received by the students. We’re excited for Career Quest 2020!”

To view the Career Quest video, please click here.