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 .

Elkhart Open House Expected to Draw More than 4,000 RV Personnel

Thu Sep 15, 2016

ELKHART, Indiana — Recreational vehicle companies across Elkhart County will open their doors next week to thousands of dealers.

The ninth annual Elkhart RV Open House, from Sept. 19-22, is expected to draw more than 4,000 dealer personnel from the U.S. and Canada who will check out the latest RV offerings and make purchases for the 2017 selling season.

The week will feature more than 60 RV manufacturers and suppliers countywide, and companies will hold their own shows for dealers. The private shows are open only to dealers.

Additional Information: http://www.southbendtribune.com/news/business/elkhart-rv-open-house-to-draw-thousands-of-dealers/article_e6514481-7018-5916-8f89-e52d8c6d6cb8.html