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 Aug 16, 2016
For too long, Environment Minister Shannon Phillips said Friday, Alberta’s provincial parks have been neglected.
She said that has thwarted tourism opportunities and put strain on the landscape, and her government intends to do something about it.
That something is a $239 million investment in parks over the next five years, including campground improvements, trail upgrades and roadway redevelopment.
Additional Information: http://www.edmontonsun.com/2016/08/12/ndp-to-invest-239-million-in-provincial-parks