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 .

PHOTO GALLERY: Jayco Celebrates 50th with Boys & Girls Club

Tue Jul 10, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

Thor Industries and its subsidiaries, Heartland RV, Jayco, Keystone RV, and Thor Motor Coach, held an event at Boys & Girls Clubs of Elkhart County’s Middlebury Clubhouse on Tuesday, July 10.

The event was presented by Thor subsidiary Jayco, which is celebrating Jayco’s 50th year in business. Jayco staff took three RVs to provide kids a chance to experience RVs firsthand. They also learned fun facts about different types of RVs, the variety of jobs available at Jayco and Thor, and learned about the positive impact the RV industry has on the local community.

Kids also built model RVs from LEGOs in a LEGO Challenge and showed off their creativity by participating in an RV art contest.

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