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 .

U.S. House RV Caucus Co-Chair Won't Seek Re-election

Thu Apr 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

U.S. Representative Dennis A. Ross (R-FL), co-chairman of the House RV Caucus, announced Wednesday that he would not be seeking re-election to his seat as a representative from Florida's 15th District. Ross is co-chairman of the U.S. House of Representatives' RV Caucus, a bipartisan coalition of legislators who function as champions of the recreational vehicle industry in Congress. Ross also is senior deputy majority whip in the U.S. House.

Ross stated that his decision to retire was personal, largely based on wanting to do something different after four terms in the House. In a statement, Ross said he plans to return to practicing law and "pursuing opportunities to increase civic education for our youth and young adults."

Ross has had an extensive career as a diplomat in the Carter, Reagan, Clinton and the George H.W. Bush administrations before serving several terms in the Florida legislature. Ross was elected to Congress in 2011. He currently sits on the House Financial Services Committee and the House Oversight and Government Reform Committee.