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 Mar 6, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — Jobs are vital to the health of Elkhart County.
Nowhere is that clearer than in the annual report from the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County.
The county is ranked No. 1 in job growth out of 92 other counties in Indiana, No. 2 in the nation for advanced manufacturing and No. 51 out of 100 as a top leading location for development in the nation, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth. The county's labor force is 104,616, according to a statistics compiled by the economic development corporation and expands to more than 475,000 within a 35-mile radius.