2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

RVs Move America infographic

RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click here.

Wisconsin Adds Outdoor Recreation Office

Thu Jul 11, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

156285828166068.jpgWisconsin now has an Office of Outdoor Recreation, bringing the number of similar state offices in the United States to at least nine. California, Massachusetts, New Hampshire and New Jersey are also actively pursuing an OREC through their state legislatures, according to the RVIA.

The RVIA has called for all 50 states to establish an OREC to help grow the outdoor recreation economy. An OREC would help coordinate outdoor recreation policy, according to the RVIA, and promote economic development among stakeholders in the outdoor recreation industry at the state level.

RVIA officials say RVers are avid participants in many outdoor activities, including camping, hiking, biking, fishing, climbing, boating and snow sports. The outdoor industry's economic impact is also huge, RVIA officials say, as the industry represents 2.2 percent of the nation's total gross domestic product (GDP) and contributes $734 billion annually to the U.S. economy.

Even more significant, during 2012-to-2016, outdoor recreation grew even faster than the U.S. economy overall.

Wisconsin's OREC was included in the state budget signed by Governor Tony Evers on July 3.