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 .

VIDEO: Winnebago Industries Attends Trump Tax Reform Talk

Thu Apr 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

152357112885824.pngWinnebago Industries attended a Tax Reform for American Workers Event at the White House Thursday afternoon, which included remarks from President Donald Trump on the recently enacted Tax Cuts and Jobs Act by Congress.

Representing Winnebago Industries was President and CEO Michael Happe, Director, Corporate Relations Chad Reece, Operations Support Manager for Winnebago Towables Jason Gordon and Senior Lead Person in the motorhome plant Jessica Volk.

“As announced in our second quarter earnings release, Winnebago Industries has committed to passing on a portion of the tax reform savings to benefit our dedicated employees in the form of a bonus and other selective wage adjustments, making a donation to our foundation and accelerating facility improvements over the coming months, which will create better work environments,” Happe says. “We thank the White House for the invitation to attend this event and for allowing us to recognize Jessica Volk and Jason Gordon, who represent the tremendous efforts and dedication of our employee base.”

Pictured left to right are: Operations Support Manager for Winnebago Towables Jason Gordon, Senior Lead Person Jessica Volk, Director, Corporate Relations Chad Reece.

At the Rose Garden event, Trump told workers that because of his sweeping tax cuts, "you can keep more of your hard-earned money."

He credited members of his cabinet including Treasury Secretary Steve Mnuchin and Labor Secretary Alex Acosta for their help in crafting tax reform, making a point that he still is "fighting to drain the swamp."

Trump also talked about trade negotiations with China, blaming Congress for the "many years of our country" being "very much taken advantage of."

"I don't blame China, I blame our representatives," he said.

He said China is now negotiating with the U.S. "very hard and very long" to reduce tariffs on the U.S.

In the video below, Trump comes in at the 34:40 mark.