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 Nov 21, 2016
The Oregon Department of Justice has reopened an investigation into Northwest RV Sales Inc., a spokeswoman for the department confirmed.
The state's justice arm investigated Northwest RV last year and the president of the Salem-based dealership, Russell Johnson, signed official documents saying he would follow Oregon law on consignment deals.
The latest development comes as Northwest RV faces financial trouble. The Statesman Journal reports the dealer at 6492 Portland Road NE has made a move not unlike filing for bankruptcy protection.