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 Jul 12, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — With the merger of Thor Industries and Jayco, two of Elkhart County's largest companies are now combined.
The merger further cements Thor's position as the world's leader in RV manufacturing. Jayco was the third largest RV maker before the deal was announced. Here's what joining the two companies means in raw numbers:
Before the merger, Thor and Jayco combined for about $5.5 billion in sales and $270 million in profits for 2015. Thor reported sales of more than $4 billion with a net profit of nearly $200 million. Jayco reported sales of $1.5 billion in 2015 with a net profit of $70 million.