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 Jan 19, 2017
NAPPANEE, Indiana — The city of Nappanee is looking into the idea of creating a recreational vehicle park, although where in the city it would sit is anybody's guess at this point.
Nappanee Mayor Phil Jenkins says that the idea for locating an RV park in the city had been looked at by previous administrations, but never gained traction. The city's Board of Works recently approved requesting qualifications from companies who can study whether the idea makes sense for the city.
As part of the request for qualifications, the city has mentioned two sites which may be considered for use, although Jenkins says at this point all land details are going to be vague, since the city does not actually own any of the property.