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 20, 2016
The best of the recreational vehicle industry’s products went on display Monday for review by dealers from across North America.
The ninth annual RV Open House opened a day earlier than normal to accommodate dealers who had been showing up each year for sneak peeks. The show is for dealers only, who can view RV products at or near the factories where they are built and then pick out the ones they want to order. The show has a significant economic impact on Elkhart and LaGrange counties, where about 80 percent of all RVs sold in the United States are manufactured.
Chari Frederickson of Dalton’s RV Center in Sheridan, Wyoming, made the long drive east to see what’s new at the Forest River RV display at the company’s Dynamax complex along C.R. 6.