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 .

The Open Road: The RV Hall of Fame

Tue Jul 5, 2016

WASHINGTON, D.C. - America is home to more than 11 million RV's. There are more recreational vehicles in this country than in all the other countries combined.

It was almost 90 years ago when Charles Lindbergh made that historic flight from New York to Paris in the single-engine plane. Today, the Spirit of St. Louis hangs in the Air and Space Museum.

But, if you follow the open road 600 miles west there's another place celebrating a part of Lindbergh's past.

“Elkhart County is known as the RV capital of the world,” RV Hall of Fame President Darryl Searer says.

Additional Information: http://www.wusa9.com/news/local/dc/open-road-rv-hall-of-fame/263447657