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 Oct 10, 2016
MCCORMICK COUNTY, South Carolina - As hotel rooms across Augusta are filling up, evacuees are turning to local campgrounds for shelter from Hurricane Matthew.
It's unpacking time for Mark and Sheila Fulton at Modoc Campground in McCormick County, just outside of Clark's Hill. But they say it's not for a vacation - it's for their safety.
The couple from Beaufort County are just part of the wave of evacuees coming from the coast from Hurricane Matthew. Mark says most of their friends and neighbors have several animals and love camping, which makes it tougher to find a place to stay during an emergency.