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 Jun 26, 2017
Fingerlakes Mall in Auburn, New York has a large empty store that will soon be filled with dozens of RVs when The Great Outdoors RV Superstore opens in the Aurelius shopping center's former Sears space.
The mall will be the fourth location for The Great Outdoors, a 29-year-old company with locations in Fulton, East Syracuse and Brewerton. The store will feature about 50 RVs year-round in an indoor showroom and create between 10 and 15 jobs, Great Outdoors Marketing Manager Dan Crawford said Friday, according to a story by Auburn Pub.
Crawford says the company started talking to the mall's management at the beginning of the year, and recently signed a lease for the 41,536-square-foot space. The store does not yet have an opening date.