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 18, 2017
GOSHEN, Ind. — Forest River RV may consider future manufacturing expansion in Cleveland Township after Elkhart County commissioners approved a zoning map change for two properties Monday.
The two parcels are located on the north side of C.R. 6, east of C.R. 101. Debra Hughes, project engineer for Marbach Engineering and Surveying, said Forest River was approached by the property owners and was contemplating future development opportunities for its operations. The rezoning approval was one of the first hurdles in the company making a decision, she said, according to a story by The Goshen News.
Hughes said the company is not interested in immediate expansion.