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 30, 2016
Lisa and Tim Atkins had a reservation to camp next month on the beach at Edisto Island State Park. They had to cancel. There's nowhere left to camp.
Hurricane Matthew pushed sand across the campground like it did the town next door, burying sites, grills, hook-ups and picnic tables while washing away much of the dune vegetation that gave the place panache. The St. Stephen couple, who regularly visit state park campgrounds, will have to wait until next year for this one, and likely until later in the year.
The popular state beach parks, as well as other public-owned beach destinations, still face expensive repairs while most of the rest of the coast has recovered from the October storm. While all of them except Hunting Island have at least partly reopened, access remains at least somewhat restricted to a few of the more popular destinations.