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 .
Wed Jun 21, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — A group from China's RV manufacturing hub is coming to Elkhart on Wednesday to collaborate with leaders from America's RV manufacturing hub.
As part of Elkhart's newest official Sister Cities International relationship, a delegation from Tongxiang City, China, is traveling to northern Indiana to expand and improve arts, culture, youth offerings, education, business, trade, community development and the exchange of technical knowledge with Elkhart leaders, according to a story by The Elkhart Truth.
Tongxiang City is home to a thriving recreational vehicle manufacturing industry and already receives a significant amount of trade from Elkhart County companies.