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 .
Mon Jun 27, 2016
FAIRLEA, West Virginia — The “Silver City” at the West Virginia State Fairgrounds is growing day by day, as members of the Wally Byam Caravan Club International (WBCCI), the Airstream RV owners’ association, gather for the 59th annual International Convention/Rally.
Although the rally will officially get under way Tuesday, the distinctive aluminum-clad, bullet-shaped Airstreams began streaming through Lewisburg and onto the fairgrounds two weeks ago, with the count of onsite trailers rising to 360 by Thursday.
According to WBCCI President Jim Schwerdfeger, 722 trailers, bearing nearly 1,500 people — and a few pets — are expected for the week-long rally, which will conclude July 5.