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 .

Pennsylvania Bill to Allow More Private Development Defeated

Thu Jun 30, 2016

The latest effort to force Pennsylvania’s award-winning state parks to consider golf courses, water parks, hotels, conference centers and other private development was defeated Tuesday by Pennsylvania lawmakers. The House defeated the measure by a vote of 123-77.

The initial bill by Republican Rep. Brian Ellis of Butler County would have taken away the state Department of Conservation and Natural Resources decision-making over such development and replaced it with a new public-private state park partnership board.

Additional Information: http://lancasteronline.com/news/local/legislature-soundly-defeats-bill-to-allow-more-development-in-pennsylvania/article_3c889d36-3e23-11e6-afe4-636273951e98.html