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 .

Louisiana Flood Victims Could Receive FEMA Trailers

Fri Aug 19, 2016

Flood-ravaged south Louisiana residents could soon be in for a familiar sight as government agencies arrive to aid in their recovery: FEMA trailers.

But these will not be the infamous formaldehyde-tainted model used in the aftermath of Hurricane Katrina in 2005 — toxic trailers that became a symbol of government dysfunction during that storm-relief effort.

Earlier this year, the Federal Emergency Management Agency revealed what it calls the “new and improved” FEMA trailer, though the agency prefers the term “manufactured housing unit” to “trailer.” The upgraded model is designed to last longer and includes enhanced safety equipment like fire-detection sprinklers and indoor emergency strobe lights.

Additional Information: https://www.yahoo.com/news/louisiana-flood-victims-could-improved-000000501.html