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 .
Wed Oct 19, 2016
CHARLOTTE — Spartan Motors Inc. has landed on the short list for a potentially large government contract to make the next generation of delivery vehicles for the United States Postal Service.
The Postal Service — which operates as an independent agency of the U.S. government — issued contracts totaling $37.4 million to six heavy-duty vehicle manufacturers across the country to build prototypes of possible replacements for its aging fleet of delivery vehicles.
Charlotte-based Spartan Motors received $3.6 million in late September to create a prototype for the program over the next year under its Utilimaster brand, based in Bristol, Indiana.