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 Sep 20, 2017
ELKHART, Ind. — It was shiny new RVs for as far as the eye could see on the campus of the RV/MH Hall of Fame in Elkhart Monday morning as RV dealers and manufacturers from across the country gathered for the kickoff of the 2017 Elkhart RV Open House.
Running through Friday, the annual event has grown over the years to become one of the premier trade venues of the North American recreational vehicle industry. More than 4,000 dealers are expected to attend with the goal of checking out the latest RVs, seeing the latest changes and trends, and making purchases for next season.
In addition to the hundreds of RVs on display on the grounds of the RV/MH Hall of Fame, numerous local RV manufacturers also launched their own open houses Monday morning at their own venues across Elkhart County, according to a story by The Goshen News.