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 Nov 23, 2016
LOUISVILLE, Kentucky — The recreational vehicle industry has a lot to give thanks for this Thanksgiving.
With sales and revenue numbers that are blowing old records out of the water, the industry is expecting an even better year in 2017. With all that in mind, RV dealers, manufacturers, executives and owners are getting ready to converge on Louisville, Kentucky for the biggest RV trade show of the year.
Going from next Monday to Dec. 1, the National RV Trade Show is expected to draw thousands from around the world to see the new technology and products being offered in the upcoming year. Headlining this year's show will be keynote speaker Chesley "Sully" Sullenberger, who is best known for saving the lives of 155 on the airplane he was piloting when he safely guided the craft into the Hudson River in New York City as it was crashing, according to the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association.