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 Jul 11, 2016
The Northeast Florida chapter of the Florida RV Trade Association has donated $15,000 to the Jacksonville Equestrian Center for future capital improvements within the RV park at the facility.
The FRVTA Region 6 board of directors — made up of area RV dealers, accessory companies and campground representatives — voted in May to make a donation to the center after a presentation by the organization’s executive director and general operations manager. Members of the Jacksonville Equestrian Center Board and the regional RV board met in June to celebrate the donation.
The area’s largest RV event — the four-day Jacksonville RV MegaShow — takes place each February at the equestrian center. The 2017 show is tentatively set for Feb. 9-12.
Additional Information: http://jacksonville.com/autos/2016-07-08/story/rv-trade-group-donates-funds-equestrian-center