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 .

Don Schumann,
Art Director

John Ghrist,
Senior Staff Writer

The RV News Team

RV News is the oldest trade magazine in the RV industry. No other RV trade magazine has the rich history of RV News. Now owned by RV News Publisher Dana Nelsen, this monthly magazine upholds the four-decade legacy created by its two previous owners, Don Magary, and before him, RV/MH Hall of Famer Dan Holt.

Speaking of the publication's history, did you know that the annual RVDA convention in Las Vegas was once a trade show owned by RV News? The trade show was created by Mr. Holt, and it was sold to RVDA long ago, but that trade show's roots are from this very publication. It is a great example of just one way RV News helped shape what we now know as the RV industry. RV News continues to cover, shape and be an instrumental part of the RV industry.

RV News is avidly read by decision makers in the RV industry, including RV dealers, manufactures, parts suppliers and distributors. In addition, the RV News website is updated every day with the latest information on what is happening in our industry.

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