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 Mar 14, 2017
The Kampgrounds of America will be releasing its 2017 North American Camping Report on Wednesday, March 15 at 8 a.m. EST.
This industry-leading report details the camping habits and preferences of North America’s campers. The report, now in its third year, will be made available for viewing and downloading at the KOA Pressroom at www.koapressroom.com. The 2016 Edition of the Report can currently be viewed and downloaded through PDF on the website.
Some of the key findings of the report include the following:
-An increase in frequency of camping trips among those who already claim to be active campers has been seen.
-Access to technology is generating more mobility.
-Expectations for free wi-fi are dramatically impacting campground selection.
-Non-whites are responding to efforts to promote public campgrounds, including a 5 percent increase among Hispanics, 7 percent increase among African Americans and 10 percent incrase among those of Asian descent.
-About 1-in-5 new campers are comprised of African Americans, the majority of whom are also millennials.