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 .

Parliament to Return to Motorhome Manufacturing in January 2017

Wed Aug 17, 2016

After a six-year hiatus, Parliament is getting back into the business of manufacturing motorhomes.

At the Parliament headquarters in Clearwater, Florida, the 25-year-old company produced 76 luxury motorhomes during its production era, many of which are still on the road. But like other makers of luxury goods, the economic slump took a toll and caused this company to step away from the manufacturing of new coaches in 2010.

During the economic downturn, Parliament kept its doors open by altering its business model to focus on service, renovation and remodeling services. Now that market conditions are favorable for luxury purchases, Parliament Motor Coach is re-tooling its manufacturing operations and is currently in the process of building a new motorhome that when it’s unveiled in January 2017 will officially signal its re-entry into the new luxury motor coach market.

Additional Information: http://www.gadgetguru.com/parliament-motor-coach-1/