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 9, 2017
Author: Scott Hansen
The online edition of the February issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you to the cold and snowy Minneapolis to attend the Northern Wholesale Distributors Show, which had its diamond anniversary of 30 years and celebrated it with its largest show in the company's history.
Don't miss the profile on ProPack Packaging, a supplier of deodorizers and RV holding tank treatment products. ProPack Packaging shows how and why not all deodorizers and treatments are created equally and how its products stand apart from the rest.
We will also introduce you to each of the 10 RVMH Hall of Fame inductees, their accomplishments over a lifetime in the industry and their thoughts about being nominated.
Check out the feature story on Puma, a stick and tin RV manufacturer and a division of Forest River, who has been around for only 14 years, but has managed to stay ahead of the curve and offer a wide variety of trailers in its one facility in northeast Indiana.
Finally, we will take you on a tour of Giant RV, a dealership in California, which has shown how to weather a variety of economical and other hardships to continue to keep and train dedicated employees and serve the customer market in the area. Now, with the industry as healthy as it is, Giant RV is again expanding and serving a broader and more diverse market.