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
Campers Inn already has started moving some of its headquarters personnel from Kingston, New Hampshire to its property on General Avenue off Interstate 10 in Jacksonville, Florida, a move that, among two other companies, will add hundreds of jobs to the Jacksonville economy.
Safariland will add 152 jobs to its plant near the Jacksonville International Airport by the end of 2018, the company confirmed this week. The incentive legislation said the company was considering Jacksonville along with other sites.
Campers Inn had been considering Jacksonville and suburban Charlotte, North Carolina.
But there's still no word about Project Velo, the unnamed company that is considering putting a distribution center at Cecil Commerce Center on the West side that would bring up to 1,200 new jobs.