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 .

National Parks Should Cater to 21st-Century Americans, Committee Says

Mon Apr 10, 2017

National parks should cater to 21st-century Americans who want more amenities, parking and Wi-Fi — at least according to the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.

The panel's Subcommittee on the Interior, Energy and Environment held a hearing Wednesday on "improving the visitor experience" at national parks. The stated focus: how the National Park Service can better work with private companies to meet the needs of millennials and modern families, according to a story by EE News.

Chairman Blake Farenthold (R-Texas) said the agency is losing visitors to "other tourism opportunities such as privately run theme parks."

Additional Information: https://www.eenews.net/eedaily/stories/1060052691