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 Feb 2, 2017
GREENFIELD, Indiana — A local recreational vehicle dealer is applauding proposed legislation he says could bring more business and potentially create jobs in Hancock County if approved.
Two nearly identical bills would exempt out-of-state RV buyers from paying sales tax in both Indiana and their home state, a proposal Indiana dealers, including Mount Comfort RV in Greenfield, say will help their business.
Rep. Robert Cherry, R-Greenfield, and Sen. Blake Doriot, R-Syracuse, have proposed two separate bills that would waive Indiana sales tax for all out-of-state RV buys who make a purchase in Indiana. Under current law, only residents in 41 states are exempt from paying sales tax here because their home state offers a similar exemption to Indiana residents.