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 .

Manufacturing Exec: Indiana Has a 'Population Problem'

Fri Feb 16, 2018

151881174912888.pngThe president of the Indiana Manufacturers Association says the state needs to ramp up efforts to increase its population to fill the growing number of openings in Indiana's manufacturing sector,
according to a story in Inside Indiana Business.


"Our check engine light is on," says Brian Burton, "and it's blinking." He says the association is pushing a measure with state lawmakers that would exempt some people who move to Indiana for a job from paying state income tax for a number of years.

Burton believes the idea of the tax exemption is "gaining traction" with some key decision makers. He says the idea wouldn't cost the state anything, since people living out of state aren't paying state income taxes anyway.

Burton was part of a panel of nearly a dozen industry leaders to take part in an Ivy Tech event Tuesday. More than 300 deans, counselors and educators from Ivy Tech campuses throughout the state attended. The annual event aims to connect state, industry and education leaders to help interest students in a broad range of career paths and enable them to develop the skills needed to pursue them.