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 .
Fri Dec 9, 2016
President Barack Obama has signed the Outdoor REC Act into law. This culminates an extraordinary few weeks for the outdoor industry, in which the House and the Senate passed this important legislation with unanimous, bipartisan support that will make sure the outdoor recreation economy is counted as part of U.S. Gross Domestic Product.
The President’s signature represents a major milestone for OIA and its members. In fact, this would not have happened without the strong support of the member companies. The Outdoor Industries has released a statement thanking its members for being engaged and staying engaged. The members' voices will be even more important in the next few years.
The Bureau of Economic Analysis GDP statistics include activity generated by outdoor recreation. What BEA and its partners will do for the very first time with this new project is measure the impact outdoor recreation has on the overall U.S. economy and offer detailed economic statistics not currently available.