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 .

Philosophy to Lure Big Companies Bad For Econ. Health, Economist Says

Thu Aug 25, 2016

GOSHEN, Indiana — Standard economic development policies trying to lure big companies, which were put in place decades ago and still widely practiced today by local governments, are not working.

That was the message from Mike Hicks, director of the Center for Business and Economic Research at Ball State University, to the Goshen City Council this week.

Hicks, an economics professor at Ball State, traveled from Muncie to Goshen at the invitation of Adam Scharf and Mike Orgill, two new members of the Goshen City Council. Scharf and Orgill have raised concerns about economic development policies employed in the city.

Additional Information: http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/ball-state-professor-current-economic-development-strategy-is-backwards/article_22b03ec3-8315-5c23-a17a-