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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 .

Tiny Home and RV Dealership in Alabama Fighting City Annexation

Wed Jul 26, 2017

While Decatur, Alabama officials would like to annex more land along Alabama 20 north of the river, the owners of a recreational vehicle business located there have no interest in annexation.

Mississippi-based Brown RV Center plans to open Rocket City RV as soon as Monday in an unincorporated portion of Limestone County, near Calvary Assembly of God on Alabama 20.

A city ordinance would require the dealership to annex in before it could tie onto city sewer. Owner Chris Brown said the business will use a septic system rather than city sewer and that annexing into the city would have required his customers to pay about 2 percent more in sales tax, according to a story by Decatur Daily.

Mayor Tab Bowling said city officials are still eager to annex property along Alabama 20. At the urging of city officials, Decatur Utilities spent $2.4 million to run sewer lines along the corridor in 2002, but expected development has not materialized.