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 .
RV News is turning a new page in its 40-year history. As 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, the magazine will uphold the 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 stem 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. We will continue covering, shaping and being an instrumental part of the RV industry going forward.
You may be thinking, "It's been a long time since I've seen a copy." A number of years have passed since the last issue of the publication was printed, but we are proud to report that going forward subscribers will get 12 issues sent to them each year. In addition, the RV News website is newly redesigned, and it will be updated every day with the latest information on what is happening in our industry.
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