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 .

NYT Article Highlights National Economic Anxiety from Steel Tariffs

Wed Sep 12, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

153633694277439.pngThe New York Times featured an article on Monday describing President Trump’s tariffs on steel and the impact its having on industry.

Appropriately, the newspaper focused on Elkhart, Ind., where more than 80 percent of the RVs sold in the United States are manufactured. Tariffs are increasing costs on imported steel and aluminum, causing concern for the 10-year RV boom.

“This city near the Michigan border has long been used as a political prop — first by President Barack Obama, then by President Trump — to express concern for the downtrodden and to make a claim on newfound prosperity,” the article said.

The read the entire article, go to “As Elkhart, Ind., Goes, So Goes the Nation, and Elkhart Is Nervous.”.