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 .
Tue Jun 28, 2016
ANCHORAGE – Many out-of-staters are now picking wheels over water when it comes to making the most of an Alaskan summer. After taking a hit during the 2009 recession, the sale and rental of recreational vehicles is on the rise.
According to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA), RV shipments nationwide dropped dramatically between the summers of 2008 and 2009, before rising steadily to more than 30,000 in 2015.
Corbin Sawyer from Great Alaskan Holidays says he rents hundreds of RVs each month to tourists.
Additional Information: http://www.ktva.com/return-of-the-rv-5-star-camping-is-on-the-rise-471/