RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Alabama Plans $1.3M Improvements in Recreation

Fri Dec 23, 2016

MONTGOMERY, Alabama — Gov. Robert Bentley has announced $1.3 million in grants that will enhance recreation opportunities in Alabama.

Included among these was a $24,150 grant to the town of Cedar Bluff for construction of a 5-foot-wide walking trail, a half basketball court, improved handicap accessibility and install signage at the town park. Local funds of $24,150 have also been pledged for the $48,300 project.

The awards, made through the federal Land and Water Conservation Fund, will enable nine cities, a county and a recreation board to improve parks and playgrounds in their communities. Projects range from improving one of the state’s most popular mountain biking trails to building a recreational vehicle campground.

Additional Information: http://www.northwestgeorgianews.com/cherokee_county/governor-announces-million-in-grants-to-improve-recreation-venues-in/article_0fb726d0-c864-11e6-ae75-939183c893ec.html