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 .
Tue Feb 14, 2017
The Outdoor Recreation Industry Roundtable and the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association have urged Senate leaders Mitch McConnell (R-Kentucky) and Chuck Schumer (D-New York) to promptly bring Interior Secretary-designate Ryan Zinke’s nomination to the Senate floor and support his confirmation, saying “The Department needs active policy leadership as soon as possible.” Three key recreation industry leaders explained the importance of confirming the nominee in the letter.
The nomination of Representative Zinke (R-Montana) was approved by the Senate Energy and Natural Resources Committee Jan. 31 with bipartisan support by a vote of 16-6, but no further action has been taken.
During his hearing, Rep. Zinke called himself “an unapologetic admirer of Teddy Roosevelt,” and reflected upon the importance of America’s public lands and waters.
"It was on those lands that my father taught me to fish and hunt and the Boy Scouts taught me the principles of environmental stewardship and the importance of public access,” Zinke says.
Rep. Zinke was a co-sponsor of the Outdoor Recreation Jobs and Economic Impact (REC) Act of 2016, which was recently signed into law and ensures that outdoor recreation spending and jobs are measured by the federal government and will be reported as a distinct part of the national GDP for the first time.
"Secretary-nominee Zinke understands the significance of the outdoor recreation economy and how to help our diverse industry sector reach its full potential," RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer says. "We urge a speedy confirmation by the Senate so we can focus on expanding outdoor recreation jobs and providing high quality experiences on our public lands for all Americans."
To read ORIR’s letters, click on the link below.
Additional Information: http://www.funoutdoors.com/node/view/3629