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 .

Meyer Distributing CEO Elected to U.S. Senate

Thu Nov 8, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

145206729950909.jpgMike Braun, president and CEO of Meyer Distributing, will replace Sen. Joe Donnelly (D-Ind.), co-chairman of the U.S. Senate RV Caucus, as Indiana’s senator. Braun tallied more than 1.1 million votes, or 51.7 percent of the vote to win. Donnelly received just over 945,000 votes, or 44.4 percent of the vote. A third-party candidate got the nod from nearly 4 percent of the electorate.

Meyer Distributing says Braun ran a six-day-a-week campaign for more than 14 months to unseat Donnelley, the incumbent. Donnelly has been a leader in the Congressional RV caucus and recently introduced legislation to modify the Internal Revenue Code of 1986 to provide that floor plan financing includes the financing of certain trailers and campers.