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 27, 2017
GOSHEN, Ind. – Depending on whose numbers you use, Elkhart County's labor shortage is in the thousands to tens of thousands, says Economic Development Corp. President Mark Dobson.
Whatever the actual numbers, not having a plan to address the shortfall has already cost the county one or two potential employers with 1,700 jobs between them, Dobson told Elkhart County Commissioners Monday. So he outlined the plan they developed to market Elkhart's open jobs to job seekers around the country.
"The numbers are difficult to narrow down to exact figures," Dobson told The Elkhart Truth, citing census figures, WorkOne estimates and others. "At best, we're short somewhere between 8,500 and 35,000 in our workforce."