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 Sep 1, 2017
San Francisco — Outdoorsy, the largest and most-trusted peer-to-peer RV rental marketplace, is helping provide short-term accommodation to evacuees of Hurricane Harvey by waiving ALL service fees for RVs used to house Harvey victims. Outdoorsy will also contribute $10,000 in RV rental fees to make RVs available at no charge to those displaced by Harvey.
"After our decision to waive all fees, our owners led the way by asking what else they could do to help. It's this generosity and trust that makes each Outdoorsy rental experience possible. One of Outdoorsy's core values is to support and strengthen local communities, and we are glad we can do our part to help Houston," says Jen Young, co-founder of Outdoorsy.
Additionally, Outdoorsy is working with its community to create a resource of RVs that have been made available by owners for free or at significantly reduced prices in the Texas area. The company's goal is to have 500 owners pledge their RVs to the program, which will create almost 1,500 accommodation spots for Harvey victims.
Outdoorsy CEO, Jeff Cavins says, "With almost 50,000 displaced people in the TX and Louisiana areas, we realized that our RV community could mobilize to provide short-term housing solutions. When people are in need of a dry, safe, place our RV community can be there to help."
Additionally, Outdoorsy will match donations up to $5,000 in a telethon hosted by CBS Austin and Telemundo Austin. All proceeds will go to the Salvation Army's Disaster Relief Efforts in Texas.
Outdoorsy's program is part of a larger effort by the entire RV and campground community to help victims of Hurricane Harvey, the company says. Evacuees living in RVs will find spots at partner campgrounds at free or heavily discounted rates in the San Antonio, Austin, Dallas and surrounding areas, according to a company statement.
Outdoorsy urges any RV owner wanting to get involved with relief efforts to register on Outdoorsy.com or to call the company on its Hurricane Harvey helpline at (415) 930-4841. Additionally, the company requests that the RV community share this list of resources as widely as possible.
For more information, see Outdoorsy's Hurricane Harvey RV rentals page at https://www.outdoorsy.co/hurricane-harvey.
Additional Information: https://www.outdoorsy.co/hurricane-harvey