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 17, 2017
North Iowa industries produce a wide variety of products from textiles in Mitchell County to Winnebago RVs and motorhomes in Forest City.
Agriculture-related products include food and feed, egg products, ethanol and farm chemicals.
The Globe Gazette published a story detailing that agriculture and manufacturing are leading Iowa's economy.
Winnebago Industries employs about 2,500 people and has more than 300 employees who work in specialized paint designs on motorhomes.