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 Aug 22, 2017
Hoosier manufacturers fare well in an annual ranking of the highest-performing public manufacturers in the country. Elkhart-based companies swept the top three spots on the 2017 Industry Week 50 Best U.S. Manufacturers list. Lafayette-based Wabash National Corp. was the only other Indiana company on the list, placing 29th.
The publication ranks manufacturers based on multiple factors, including revenue growth and total revenue over the last year. Patrick Industries, Inc., which has revenues topping $1.2 billion, jumped 32.8 percent year-over-year. Revenue at Drew Industries Inc., now called LCI Industries Inc., grew by almost 20 percent to $1.7 billion and revenue at Thor Industries Inc. increased to nearly $4.6 billion - a 14.4 percent increase, according to Industry Week. Wabash National's revenue dipped 9 percent year-over-year, but came in at more than $1.8 billion, according to a story by Inside Indiana Business.