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 .
Thu Aug 31, 2017
St. Petersburg, Fla. – While Hurricane Harvey has devastated much of the areas surrounding Houston and San Antonio, Texas, the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) is supporting disaster victims by donating to the American Red Cross and urging its members to do so as well.
Much of the Houston area has been raised to mandatory evacuation levels with record-breaking, catastrophic flooding that has already claimed the lives of five individuals. According to Weather.com, more than 30,000 people will be placed into shelters and at least 450,000 will need disaster assistance (“Here’s how to help victims of Hurricane Harvey”, 2017).
“This is a time for members of the trailer industry to come together,” said NATDA Executive Director Jesse Battle of the devastation in Texas. “Not only do we have members in the area, but there are thousands of people that are in need. We hope this donation is the kick-start from our industry to show their support for the victims of this tragedy.”
There are several opportunities to donate your time, money or more to Texans in need. Below are 6 ways you can immediately help those affected by Hurricane Harvey:
— Donate to emergency assistance and disaster relief with The Salvation Army and the American Red Cross
— Donate blood by contacting your local community’s blood banks
— Volunteer with the American Red Cross or The Salvation Army
— Donate to the Texas Diaper Bank
— Donate to the Animal Defense League of Texas
— Donate to the Hurricane Harvey Relief
Additional Information: https://www.natda.org/news/join-natda-providing-support-hurricane-harvey-victims/