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 .
Fri Aug 26, 2016
The Federal Emergency Management Agency (FEMA) will be bringing in temporary housing units for homeowners displaced by the heavy flooding in south Louisiana.
Just don't call them FEMA trailers.
Louisiana Gov. John Bel Edwards announced Wednesday the mobile homes will be available for people who don't live in a designated flood plain to set up in their yards as they repair houses. For those in a flood zone, the mobile homes will have to be set up at trailer parks or other identified commercial property.
Additional Information: http://www.nola.com/weather/index.ssf/2016/08/fema_mobile_homes_coming_for_l.html