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 .
Wed Jan 25, 2017
OTSEGO COUNTY, Michigan - A homeless shelter in Otsego County got a generous donation from the Northern Michigan Camping and RV Show.
"We've pretty much been full since we've been opened at this location," The Refuge Vice President Vicky Rigney says.
Until last November, the shelter bounced from church to church with mats for people to sleep on.
Now, the group has a small house that can provide shelter for nine people at a time and feed them breakfast and dinner.
At this year's Northern Michigan Camping and RV Show, instead of charging an entry fee, it charged a donation of food or money for The Refuge. In total, the show ended up raising more than $9,000 and about seven truck loads of food.
Additional Information: http://upnorthlive.com/news/local/rv-show-raises-truckloads-for-a-local-shelter