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 .

New FEMA Trailers Come Under Fire For Cost

Fri Apr 7, 2017

In a rare show of bipartisanship on Capitol Hill, Democrats and Republicans alike ganged up on FEMA and its contractor Wednesday for how it has handled the response to August’s historic floods in the Baton Rouge, Louisiana area.

Utah Republican Jason Chaffetz, chairman of the House Committee on Oversight and Reform, said FEMA spent $150,000 per trailer on a supposedly new and improved kind of manufactured housing unit when the same kind could have been purchased and installed in the Baton Rouge area for $50,000 or less, according to a story by WWL TV.

The acting director of FEMA, Robert Fenton Jr., said the agency is trying its best to try to deal with one of the worst flooding disasters in American history.

Additional Information: http://www.wwltv.com/news/local/fema-trailers-contractor-receive-bipartisan-bashing-1/429007765