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 29, 2016
Yogi Bear's Jellystone Park Mammoth Cave plans to offer much more than camping this summer.
Co-owner Bill Pott says the park is gearing up for a $10.7 million expansion that will more than double Jellystone's number of campsites and see the construction of a splash park.
"It's a pretty big chunk of change for us," he says. "It'll totally change what we have to offer."
The park will expand into an adjacent 212-acre piece of property purchased near the beginning of 2016, he says.