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 Jul 7, 2017
When Cummins Inc. decided to build a new distribution headquarters in Indianapolis, the company knew what question would come next.
What about Columbus?
Cummins has been headquartered in Columbus for 98 years. During that time, the engine maker has become a Fortune 500 company, growing to 8,000 employees in Columbus (population: 46,850). It generated $17.5 billion in sales last year, according to a story from the Indianapolis Star.
Cummins in 2014 announced it would build a 10-story, $30 million building in Downtown Indianapolis. As part of the distribution headquarters, which opened in January, Cummins shifted some workers from Columbus to Indianapolis.
Cummins repeatedly has affirmed its commitment to Columbus. But that didn't stop the question from coming up again and again.