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 .

Snowbirds Head to Florida Despite Storm

Mon Oct 10, 2016

The perfect storm of travel woes is hitting just in time for the season.

Hurricane Matthew is just part of it.

Hurricane conditions rage, red tide brings a plague of dead fish, concerns over the Zika virus linger and the strength of the U.S. dollar limits purchasing power for some international travelers. But the snowbirds are still packing their bags for Southwest Florida.

Additional Information: http://www.heraldtribune.com/news/20161007/snowbirds-coming-despite-headwinds