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 .

Vintage RV Restoration Business Awaiting Commission Approval

Mon Jul 17, 2017

DEERFIELD, Mass. — If given the blessing of town officials, a vintage RV restoration and sales shop will soon open on Routes 5 and 10 not far from the Greenfield line.

“Our expected grand opening will be in October if everything goes as planned,” says Michael Artherton, owner of family-run TwoFeathers Restoration and Design LLC, a custom RV fabrication and repairs business that’s been open for a year.

Currently, TwoFeathers Restoration and Design is awaiting site plan approval by the Planning Board, contingent on a go ahead from the Conservation Commission. That approval could happen next month, according to a story by the Greenfield Recorder.

Based on proposed designs, the camper business will operate out of and around a 2,500 square-foot building at 707 Greenfield Road — a roughly one-acre parcel purchased last Friday to keep pace with the family’s rapidly expanding home business, which grew from a hobby.