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 .
Mon Jan 23, 2017
Since 1962, an all-volunteer force has been planning, organizing and putting on the Springfield RV, Camping, & Outdoor Show.
Back then, the event was held in one building on the grounds of the Eastern States Exposition in West Springfield.
Now billed as "the biggest, oldest and best family RV, camping and outdoor show in the Northeast," the 55th annual event - traditionally held over Presidents Day weekend - requires three buildings, a sizable chunk of the exposition grounds and is expected to draw some 30,000 visitors.