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 27, 2017
BIRCH RUN - It's late February, but with a milder winter even more people are lodging at campsites or looking for recreational vehicles to get them to their camping destination, according to a story by ABC 12.
A record number of people came out to this year's RV & Camper Show in Birch Run. Michael Shockley, owner of the show, says the mild weather has been a major reason why.
"Earlier in the week we were joking we could have had an outdoor show. It's been so nice, so yeah, people are thinking about getting out there this spring and summer," he says. "And this is a good time to get out and come buy a new RV or camper."
This year's show was packed with variety.