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 .
Thu Nov 10, 2016
The Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) has congratulated President-elect Donald Trump and Vice President-elect Mike Pence on their election to the White House.
RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer has expressed confidence in the RV industry’s ability to work with the Trump administration on key RV travel and outdoor recreation issues.
“I’m optimistic that the new administration with its very strong pro-business background will be receptive to helping the RV community advance our key priorities,” he says. “We are committed to working with the White House and Congress to grow the economy, further strengthen the RV industry, and create more jobs.”
The trade group, with offices in Reston, VA and Elkhart, IN and member companies located throughout the nation, also congratulated House RV Caucus member Representative Todd Young (R-Ind.) for winning one of Indiana’s senate seats as well as the many other members of the Senate RV Caucus and House RV Caucus re-elected to office.
RVIA has worked successfully on both sides of the aisle to promote and protect the RV industry, which contributes nearly $50 billion to the United States economy and provides full-time jobs to 289,852 Americans.
“The RV industry has a long and successful record of building and maintaining positive bi-partisan relationships throughout the political arena. That track record of respect and cooperation will be central in our efforts to represent the RV industry in the coming years,” says Hugelmeyer.