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 26, 2017
A Portland, Oregon-based RV dealer is developing a new, 14-acre dealership in Woodland that could create more than 80 jobs at full build out.
B. Young R.V. plans to break ground on the $8 million project this fall at 1986 Atlantic Ave. It is projected to open next summer.
Owner Bruce Young said Tuesday that he’s working with an architect to finalize plans on the layout of the dealership, and he hopes to enter the permitting phase in the next two months, according to a story by The Daily News.
The company purchased a vacant 27-acre lot in December, although the dealership will only take up 14 acres, Young said. The remaining 13 acres could be used for other development, but there are no firm plans yet.
Young started the company in 2010 with the idea that consumer purchases of RVs would pick up as the economy recovered from the recession. As his customer base grew, Young noticed many of the shoppers were traveling from southwest Washington.