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 .
Fri Aug 4, 2017
GOSHEN, Ind. – Tripling the size of the RV/MH Hall of Fame could bring millions of dollars and hundreds of thousands of visitors to the area, according to a feasibility study of the idea.
Representatives of Johnson Consulting and Development Concepts Inc. showed some findings of the study to the Elkhart County Redevelopment Commision Thursday. The study weighed whether a 60,000 square foot expansion of the RVHOF with a 20,000 square foot pavilion made sense for the area, based on comparisons to similar venues and regions, according to a story by The Elkhart Truth.
The commission paid the two companies $50,000 to start the study in October 2016. Member Jim Skillen remarked Thursday that there weren't any big surprises in the study, but that it did confirm what a venue of that size could do to build on the success of the RVHOF.