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 Nov 29, 2017
Author: Scott Hansen
The 2017 National RV Trade Show opened Tuesday with the Outlook Breakfast, where leaders of the industry presented some statistics and milestones that the industry has reached during 2017, as well as some projections for 2018.
RVIA Chairman Bob Parish said that the influence of the RV industry has been felt throughout the country, including in government, where representatives are working on issues that affect the RV industry.
"RVIA partnered with industry leaders representing all interests of the RV industry to hold its largest congressional outreach in our 16-year history," Parish said. "We had 150 industry participants and added eight new RV Caucus members willing to fight for the $50 billion RV industry."
This coming year will also mark the partnership between RVIA and RVAA, as the aftermarket association will join forces with RVIA for the benefit of the industry.
"The strength of our industry remains unrivaled and we are pleased to welcome the RV Aftermarket (Association) into the fold of the RV Industry Association. This move amplifies our collective voice as we unite to pursue our shared mission to promote and protect the RV industry and ensure a favorable business environment."
RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer shared some of the industry's forecasts for the remainder of this year and the projections for 2018. He shared the following: