RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Southwest Florida Still Waiting for FEMA Trailers

Mon Oct 2, 2017

KEY WEST, Fla. — As the first FEMA trailers arrived this week in the Florida Keys to help those left homeless by Hurricane Irma, many in hard-hit Southwest Florida where the storm also made landfall wondered when and if the temporary housing would be available for them.

A batch of 10 trailers arrived Wednesday, nearly two weeks after Monroe County requested 9,200 from the Federal Emergency Management Agency to help house much of the working population that keeps the Keys' tourism industry alive, according to a story by the USA Today.

Pressure was key to securing the FEMA trailers, said Monroe County Commissioner George Neugent.