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 .
Fri Jun 23, 2017
America’s public lands and waters were front and center on Capitol Hill on Thursday as Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke testified before the full House of Representatives Committee on Natural Resources regarding the U.S. Department of the Interior’s fiscal 2018 budget, according to an announcement from the American Recreation Coalition.
During the hearing, Zinke repeatedly talked about the need to update transportation infrastructure on public lands, as well as efforts to reduce the Department’s multi-billion dollar maintenance backlog.
In an exchange with Rep. Jimmy Panetta, D-California, Zinke emphasized making transportation an integral part of a park experience, saying, “The culture and experience of going to a park should be a ‘wow,’ it should be five-star. Part of that is looking at public/private partnership on transportation. It should be an enriching experience. People should want to get on the transport. If they don’t get on the transport and view the park, something is going to be missing.”
He further described the need for public/private partnerships to help people access their public lands, saying, “I don’t want to run a bus system, but I want to get the greatest talent of people in this country that care about our parks to design a transport system that, for lack of a better word, is the coolest system around,” according to a story by Woodalls Campground Management.
To read more of this story, visit www.woodallscm.com/2017/06/zinke-hopes-to-bring-u-s-parks-into-21st-century/.
To watch the full hearing on the committee's website, click on the link below.
Additional Information: https://naturalresources.house.gov/calendar/eventsingle.aspx?EventID=402138