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 22, 2017
RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer and the Government Affairs Leadership Team of Craig Kirby and Jay Landers met with Vice President Mike Pence’s Deputy Director of Domestic Policy, Stephen Pinkos.
The 30-minute meeting quickly turned into a 90-minute meeting covering issues from the booming RV industry, campground modernization, outdoor recreation and labor shortage to tax and trade policy measures.
During the meeting, RVIA staff extended an invite for Pence to give the Outlook Breakfast Keynote Address during the National RV Trade Show. It is not known yet whether or not the Vice President’s schedule will allow him to attend.
Impressed with the outdoor recreation economy, Pinkos has put RVIA staff in touch with the Office of White House Engagement to begin discussions on holding a spring event celebrating the outdoor recreation economy. This event would tentatively be titled the White House Economic Summit on Outdoor Recreation.
The meeting is an integral step in laying the groundwork for more frequent and in-depth conversations on important industry issues such as tax, trade and exports.