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 Jul 5, 2017
ELKHART, Indiana — The commissioner of the Indiana Department of Workforce Development said that his department is actively seeking both short-term and long-term solutions to the state's employee shortage.
Perhaps nowhere else in the state are the effects of an employee shortage felt more than in Elkhart County, where some development officials estimate that there is a 20,000 employee gap that needs filled.
Commissioner Steve Braun said the DWD is working with a number of programs that he hopes will have an immediate impact on drawing people back to the state to live and work, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth.