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 Jul 3, 2017
Advocacy Day may be over, but the impact RVIA members had is certainly not. One of the topics asked about from RV industry advocates of Congressional members was a request to join the House or Senate RV Caucus and its paying off.
Members of the Caucuses are our “Champions on the Hill” for RV Industry issues and it is important to the industry that the ranks of the Caucuses continue to grow. Before RV industry members had even left Capitol Hill on Wednesday, June 7, three Senators had already joined the Senate RV Caucus. In the following week, three additional Members of Congress also signed up.
If you are considering participating in Advocacy Day next year, or would like more information on the impact that advocates have, check out the video entitled "RVIA Advocacy Day Largest in History" in the RV News Video Library located in the link below. In this video, some of the high level accomplishments and highlights are presented from the perspective of advocates, Secretary Ryan Zinke, RV Caucus Co-chairs and staff. The industry continues to grow and its strength is a result of the passion that RVIA members display during this event.
New members of the House and Senate RV Caucuses include:
Sen. Todd Young (R-Indiana)
Sen. Robert Casey (D-Pennsylvania)
Sen. Luther Strange (R-Alabama)
Rep. Rodney Blum (R-Iowa-1)
Sen. Al Franken (D-Minnesota)
Rep. Steve King (R-Iowa-4)
In addition to these six Members of Congress who officially joined the House or Senate RV Caucuses, there are more than 20 Members of Congress who expressed interest in joining. RVIA staff, as well as the Caucus Co-chairs’ staff, are following up with those interested members. Because of this interest, RVIA expects the number of new Caucus members to increase as a result.
Additional Information: http://www.rvnews.com/pages/video_library