RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Washington Manufacturer Homegrown Trailers Moves Operations

Wed Jan 25, 2017

Homegrown Trailers, a manufacturer, dealer and renter of artisan, sustainable travel trailers, has completed a major move of its operations from Woodinville, Washington to Kirkland, about eight miles to the southwest.

The company’s new home will be located near the downtown core in the Kirkland Commerce Center. Company representatives say that the move is designed to increase production levels, gain a more customer-friendly showroom and rental space and expand its public visibility.

The company’s first year of operations resulted in it outgrowing its original location, where it began in February 2016. During the past year, the company achieved a number of important milestones, including refining its product design; securing certifications, licenses and other regulatory requirements; manufacturing numerous trailers for sale nationally; renting dozens of trailers in the Puget Sound area; expanding market awareness via various channels; and assembling a staff.

Additional Information: http://www.kirklandreporter.com/business/homegrown-trailers-relocated-to-kirkland-as-company-continues-to-grow/