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 Mar 2, 2018
Opposition to President Trump's planned tariffs on imported steel and aluminum, includes Republican U.S. House members representing northeast Indiana, according to a story in the Journal Gazette.
“We know from past examples that tariffs ultimately punish American workers and businesses. Disappointing to see the Trump administration push a policy that will hurt our economy,” Rep. Jim Banks, R-3rd, tweeted Thursday.
Rep. Jackie Walorski, R-2nd, said Trump's action “threatens to undo the positive effects of (Trump's) pro-growth policies by raising costs for American manufacturers, including many in Indiana's 2nd District. China's unfair trade practices are a serious problem, but I'm disappointed the president does not appear to be pursuing a more balanced solution.”
Steel and aluminum tariffs are expected to increase the cost of the metals for American manufacturers, the newspaper reported. Banks' and Walorski's districts have the highest concentrations of manufacturing jobs in the nation, according to data compiled by the U.S. Census Bureau. Banks' district covers most of northeast Indiana, and Walorski's district includes parts of Kosciusko County in addition to north-central Indiana.