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 .
Mon Dec 3, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
RVIA is asking its members to voice support with their Congressmembers for passing the 2018 lands package, a bundle of 11 bipartisan bills, before the projected adjournment of the 115th Congress. The package is designed to protect public lands and waterways and provide reforms to enhance outdoor recreation experiences.
Bills that are part of the package include H.R.6510/S.3172 (Restore Our Parks and Public Lands Act) that addresses the maintenance backlog, H.R.3400/S.1633 (Recreation Not Red Tape Act) that proposes means of identifying and managing significant outdoor recreation areas and H.R.6759/S.569 (Land and Water Conservation Authorization and Funding Act) that restores a 50-year conservation fund that expired on September 30. The package is already the subject of lobbying by the Outdoor Recreation Roundtable.
RVIA members interested in participating in the advocacy effort are requested to fill out an advocacy form available on the RVIA web site.