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 Oct 18, 2017
Author: Scott Hansen
The October issue of RV News is now available on the website.
In this special issue, we wrap up the Elkhart Extravaganza, which took place in September and featured more than $4 billion of wholesale RV orders on hundreds of new 2018 model year units from RV manufacturers releasing their latest innovations. The eighth annual Open House reached a new pinnacle in attendance and the revenues that come from it.
In this issue, we also take you to Grand Junction, Colorado, where Humphrey RV has tapped into the significant outdoor and mountain adventure market to become a leader in the dry-camping niche of the RV market.
Hurricanes Harvey and Irma have reminded dealerships of the importance of reviewing insurance policies and having preparations and emergency plans in place before a natural disaster strikes. The story presents the accounts of several RV dealerships in the affected areas of what the storms were like and the preparation that went into making sure the disasters didn’t damage more than just the tangible items.
We bring you to Grand Design RV, where Don Clark discusses the young company’s lightning quick evolution as it has become a top-selling manufacturer. Clark speaks about the company’s culture, its employees, the recent acquisition by Winnebago Industries and much more.
Finally, we delve into kitchen appliances, which are continually making units that incorporate smart technology and are designed to optimize their use of space and functionality in a motorhome that values both.
To begin reading the October issue of RV News, click here.