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 .
Mon Sep 18, 2017
Winnebago Industries, an Iowa-grown icon of the camping business, continues to expand its footprint outside the state.
Though the recreational vehicle maker continues production at its sweeping Forest City plant, the executive ranks have continued to grow in the Twin Cities. When CEO Michael Happe was hired from The Toro Co. in January 2016, he chose to remain in the Minneapolis-St. Paul area, opening a small executive office in Eden Prairie, Minnesota.
The Minneapolis/St. Paul Business Journal has reported that Winnebago employs about 25 executives in Eden Prairie. The company will expand to about 100 employees there by 2018, according to a story by The Des Moines Register.