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 Feb 13, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — A company with local ties is making a big difference by providing water wells in Africa.
Burlington Graphic Systems, which designs and prints vinyl graphics and paint for RVs, marine and other industrial applications, provided 48 wells last year and plans to have 60 more this year, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth. Burlington is based in Racine, Wisconsin and has a factory in Elkhart.
Phil Holtje, Burlington's founder and chairman of the board, says the company gives to charitable efforts both locally and abroad because of the position the employee-owned company is in.