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 May 8, 2017
SALEM, Oregon - House lawmakers passed building codes for so-called tiny houses on Tuesday, despite concern from officials that the codes may provide for substandard safety conditions.
House Bill 2737 passed 43-16 and now heads to the Senate for consideration. The bill would require the state Department of Consumer and Business Services to adopt specialty building codes for prefabricated and site-built homes that are less than 400 square feet, according to a story by Oregon Live.
Bill author Rep. Janelle Bynum, D-Clackamas, said the bill is intended to streamline building requirements for tiny homes. Those homes could have a "real impact" on Oregon's housing shortage, she said, if used to give shelter to homeless or low-income people.
Additional Information: http://www.oregonlive.com/politics/index.ssf/2017/05/tiny_house_oregon_building_cod.html