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 .
Tue Jul 11, 2017
The chance to expand into virgin recreational vehicle territory and net a slice of the vast Lake Moultrie, South Carolina marine business was an overpowering lure.
Earlier this year, Palmetto RV and Marine Owner Linette Arnau said the location the dealership was located was "kind of trapped" at the S.C. Highway 41 intersection in Mount Pleasant, so she snapped up the site of a former boating and outdoor store. Over two weeks in March, the staff convoyed dozens of motor homes, coaches and fifth wheels to U.S. Highway 52 Business in the Berkeley County seat and re-opened as Palmetto RV and Marine, taking on a line of new watercraft and four new camper brands while selling gear in a retail outlet and servicing land cruisers and water vessels from a 20,000-square-foot shop, according to a story from The Post and Courier.
Overnight, Moncks Corner gained an RV center and the new business, formerly known as Palmetto RV and replacing the shuttered Palmetto Marine and Outdoor, ballooned from seven to 20 employees -- "all local people," the management group said. They estimate that sales tripled and the volume of land and building doubled as a result of the move.