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 Dec 8, 2016
A Grand Falls-Windsor business that went up in flames on Tuesday night won't be kept down for long.
Tony Martin, general manager of Islander RV, told CBC News he hopes to have the store up and running within a week, without any long-term impact on business.
The fire was contained to the upstairs of the building, where there are apartments for business use. The work of the Grand Falls-Windsor Fire Department saved the lower level from being engulfed, Martin says, with millions of dollars in merchandise on the line. No injuries were reported as 28 firefighters responded to the call and put the fire out. A fire wall that separted and protected the showroom likely saved millions of dollars.
Additional Information: http://www.cbc.ca/news/canada/newfoundland-labrador/business-fire-grand-falls-windsor-1.3884678