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 .
Tue Sep 6, 2016
GOSHEN, Indiana — Starcraft Bus, has said it will construct a 100,000-square-foot manufacturing facility to expand operations.
The new facility, which will be adjacent to the company's headquarters on Century Drive in Goshen, will nearly double its total manufacturing space. It will increase the company's production capacity to about 10,000 units per year and is slated to open in January.
Starcraft Bus is a subsidiary of Elkhart-based Forest River Inc., which is owned by Berkshire Hathwaway.