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
Tiny homes might be the rage on home improvement television right now, but regulations can be a hurdle when it comes to building small-size homes in Washington state, the owners of a Union Gap tiny home manufacturer say.
Darin Tusler helped start Yakima Canyon Tiny Homes in December 2015. Since then, the company has built three trailers, all under cost, for around $55,000 per house.
The tiny home trend came around in response to a desire to live simpler lives, Tusler says. The homes are around 200 to 400 square feet each. A lot of the people involved in the tiny house movement support environmentally friendly habits, but that isn’t what it’s about, he says.