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 Aug 23, 2017
Due to unprecedented growth in the Jayco towable division, Jayco, Inc. has announced another expansion on its Middlebury, Indiana campus. Ground breaking on a 237,000 square-foot mega-facility will occur at the end of September.
The much anticipated expansion will house two new production lines for the Jay Flight brand. The expansion will also maximize efficiencies, increasing production capacity for several other Jayco brands. The new mega-facility will add about 300 incremental jobs to the Middlebury campus.
The announcement comes on the heels of the addition of 256,000 square feet of production capacity for expanded growth of Jayco’s Eagle brand travel trailers and fifth wheels. Production at the first of two 128,000 square foot facilities began in February, while the second 128,000 square foot facility opened this month.
“We’re seeing unprecedented growth in the RV industry,” Jayco Chief Operating Officer Matt Thompson says. "Jayco is actively seeking ways to meet consumer demand within, and outside of, Elkhart County.
“I couldn’t be more excited about the team we’ve assembled in the last three years, which has been the catalyst for this tremendous growth. Our product-focused teams have created renewed energy and excitement by pushing the envelope in creating the hottest floorplans and features that consumers are seeking in all segments of the RV industry.”