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 Feb 21, 2018
In Indiana, Elkhart County commissioners have given approval for rezoning of a plot of agricultural land in Goshen, on which Keystone RV Company wants to build an outdoor storage lot for RVs. According to the Goshen News, Keystone's rezoning request changes the designation for a 20-acre plot between U.S. 33 and County Road 40 from agricultural to limited manufacturing.
The lot, which is currently vacant, is accessible from land Keystone already owns to the west. The rezoning decision follows an earlier favorable recommendation by the Elkhart County Planning and Development Department.