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 18, 2016
Bish's RV Super Center started construction this week on a new three-story dealership in Meridian, Idaho, company spokeswoman Megan Walker says. The facility will absorb the Nampa store near the Franklin Boulevard/Interstate 84 interchange, which has outgrown its space, she says.
Targeting an April open date, Bish's RV will move its roughly 50 employees from Nampa to Meridian and plans to hire 30 to 40 more people, Walker says. The 53,375-square-foot building in Meridian will have 22 service bays, compared with the eight service bays in Nampa, she says.
Bish's RV has three other locations in Twin Falls, Pocatello and Idaho Falls, where the company first opened in 1992, according to its website.