RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

RV Boom Fueling RV Parks' Upgrades

Wed Jul 5, 2017

WASHINGTON, D.C. – America’s national parks have breathtaking vistas and iconic attractions like Yellowstone’s Old Faithful geyser in Wyoming.

But recreational vehicle owners and outdoor enthusiasts say maintenance and improvement of the parks’ campgrounds are sadly lacking and have not kept up with digital era needs such as wi-fi service.

“Especially with younger people,” said Kevin Broom, a spokesman for the Recreational Vehicle Industry Association.

Baby boomers, who are rapidly retiring and taking to the road in RVs, are likewise calling for upgrading of federal campgrounds to accommodate their technical need for electricity hookups to run air conditioners and television sets, according to a story by Muskogee Phoenix.com.

Additional Information: http://www.muskogeephoenix.com/news/budget-cuts-may-force-private-operation-of-federal-campgrounds/article_1c72fb0e-5e1b-11e7-bf61-4b90ea421866.html