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 .

Dept. of Energy Adds Incentives Sustainability in Manufacturing

Thu Apr 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

152356514561909.jpgThe U.S. Department of Energy and the National Association of Manufacturers have announced a Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership. Through this partnership, fostered by DOE’s Better Plants program, DOE and the NAM will work together to help U.S. manufacturers drive energy productivity improvements and accelerate adoption of energy efficient technologies.

The Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership will provide DOE and the NAM the opportunity to engage directly with manufacturers, identify opportunities for energy efficiency improvements, and serve as a platform to recognize companies and leaders that have led the way in the application of innovative strategies.

“Working alongside our private sector partners, we are driving cost savings and a stronger, more secure U.S. industrial base,” says Secretary of Energy Rick Perry. “The department’s partnership with the National Association of Manufacturers will further spotlight industrial leadership and boost awareness of the resources across the DOE enterprise to boost manufacturing competitiveness through energy savings.”

As a nation, the U.S. spends more than $200 billion per year to power manufacturing plants. This makes reducing energy consumption an effective strategy to bolster domestic economic competitiveness, while contributing to the creation of jobs in a sector that accounts for more than 12 million American workers, according to the DOE and NAM. Through the Better Plants program, nearly 200 leading manufacturers across the country will be able to set specific energy efficiency goals, and share innovative energy reduction strategies. The Sustainability in Manufacturing partnership will allow DOE and the NAM to continue to support the sector in its pursuit of energy savings through the research and development of new solutions and the amplification of partner successes, the organizations state.

“Manufacturers accept the responsibility to better the future of our communities, our environment and our children, which is why over the past decade, we have reduced emissions by 10 percent even as our value to the economy has increased 19 percent,” says NAM President and CEO Jay Timmons. “This initiative is another example of the Trump Administration’s true partnership with manufacturers in America and it will take our sustainability efforts to a new level of progress.”

For more information on the Better Plants program, click HERE.