RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Trump's Executive Order Causes Anxiety in Indiana

Fri Feb 17, 2017

In Indiana, Vice President Mike Pence's hometown has one of the top concentrations of skilled immigrant workers in the country. In Columbus, Indiana, manufacturers and residents depend on open borders to move both products and people, but continued uncertainty over the Trump administration's immigration policies is leading to some anxiety there.

The first thing to know about Columbus, about 45 miles south of Indianapolis, is that it's a company town — the headquarters of Cummins, a big global engine-maker. Its local staff represents a fifth of the Bartholomew County's entire labor force, according to a story from NPR.

The second thing to know is that this town has the lowest unemployment rate in Indiana. Columbus Area Chamber of Commerce president Cindy Frey says when jobs do come open, there are only three options:

"You can develop talent, you can import workers or you can export jobs," Frey says. "And we're not ready to export jobs."

Additional Information: http://www.npr.org/2017/02/16/515454556/immigration-executive-order-causes-anxiety-in-vp-mike-pences-hometown