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 Jan 12, 2018
With booming RV sales nationwide, Jacksonville.com, an online publication of the Florida Times-Union, is reporting dramatic increases in both sales and storage lots in northeastern Florida.
“The most visible activity can be seen from the Interstate 295 West Beltway near Wells Road in Orange Park, where General RV Center has a $3 million expansion and renovation under way,” reads the story in Jacksonville.com.
“Our sales were up 20 percent last year and 35 percent the year before that, so all this construction is really the result of keeping up with that volume of activity to be able to serve all our customers more easily,” says General RV Operations Manager Craig Williamson.
The area is also prepping for its biggest event of the year, the Jacksonville RV MegaShow, set for Feb. 8-12 at the Jacksonville Equestrian Center.