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 Apr 3, 2017
Following a centennial year that saw more than 330 million people descend on the country's national parks and pushed the National Park Service resources to its limit, the parks system is now at risk of seeing much-needed funding and upkeep slashed under President Donald Trump's budget blueprint.
"The challenge is, and has always been, funding these sites adequately to keep up with the demands placed on them," says Dan Austin, president of Austin Adventures, a tour operator that specializes in national park travel. "These budget cuts come at a time where the parks are seeing record crowds, and yet funding has been falling short for decades."
Last month, the Trump administration released a budget blueprint that would cut nearly 12 percent from the annual budget of the Department of the Interior, which oversees the National Park Service, as well as 31 percent of the Environmental Protection Agency's budget, an agency whose funding also impacts various park projects.
As a result, park advocates are sounding the alarm, according to a story by Travel Weekly.