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 .
Fri Feb 17, 2017
ATLANTIC CITY, New Jersey — Nearly 10,000 people are expected to head to the Convention Center this weekend for the 22nd edition of the city’s RV & Camping Show.
The event runs from Friday to Sunday and will feature a variety of RV brands and dealers, as well as vendors and seminars, according to a story by the Press of Atlantic City.
Recreational vehicles are becoming increasingly popular in the U.S. Shipments were up 15 percent for the year in 2016 and reached a 40-year high, according to a report from the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.
South Jersey is no exception to the trend — Cape May County alone has nearly 50 campgrounds with more than 15,000 campsites according to the county’s official website, which is more than most other resort destinations in the state.