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 .
Thu Aug 4, 2016
CHARLESTOWN, Indiana — Rezoning for a new Recreational Vehicle and boat sales-and-service business in Charlestown has passed approval and developers are working on the next steps.
Seth Stewart, owner of the proposed business, along with developer Eric Goodman, of Form G Companies LLC, approached the Clark County Commissioners on Thursday with a request to rezone a parcel in the Brookfield subdivision in Charlestown from A-1, agricultural, to B-2, community and roadside business, for the RV and boat business.
Stewart says that the new business, though yet unnamed, is slated for completion by mid-2017. He’s hoping to draw on resident travelers in the area for the bulk of the business, which will focus on RV sales and service, as well as boating traffic from nearby Charlestown State Park and Bushman Lake.