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 .
Mon Sep 19, 2016
Highland Ridge RV opened its new manufacturing facility Sept. 19, designed to double production for the company and create up to 65 new jobs by 2019, according to the company.
The new 92,000 square-foot facility is located on the company's Shipshewana, Indiana campus and the expansion will allow the company to double the production of its Light and Ultra Lite trailers. The expansion cost the company $5.6 million.
The opening was officially completed at about 10 a.m. EST, where Indiana Economic Development Corp. President Jim Schellinger was present.
The Jayco, Inc. subsidiary had increased sales over the last couple of years, allowing the company to afford the large expansion.