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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 .

ELKHART, Ind. - ASA Electronics is on the forefront of engineering technology made especially for the heavy duty market, the latest of which is the JHD916BT. 

This Bluetooth, Sirius XM Ready, weatherproof stereo is specially designed to withstand the uncommonly harsh environment of the heavy duty market. Its small size, deemed "mini," sets it apart from its counterparts and allows it to fit into almost any space inside a vehicle.

Don't let the JHD916BT's size fool you; this stereo was engineered with ASA's customers' favorite features in mind. That includes Bluetooth hands-free calling, 12-volt DC power, rear USB inputs, aux front and rear inputs and Sirius XM capability. To read more of this story, click here.

The state of Indiana has been named as one of the top states for business in the United States by CNBC.

The list ranks each state based on metrics in 10 categories including workforce, cost of doing business and access to capital.

Indiana ranks 14th on the list, an increase from 16th the previous year. Among the individual categories, the Hoosier state's best performances are in cost of living (2nd), cost of doing business (2nd) and infrastructure (3rd). In 2016, Indiana was first in cost of doing business and infrastructure.

Elkhart County Economic Development Corporation President and CEO Mark Dobson says that the RV industry plays a major part in getting Indiana to the upper echelons of business in the country, considering that about 85 percent of all RVs are made in Elkhart County. To read more of this story, click here.

RVIA has announced that RV shipments in May finished above 40,000 for the third month in a row. Monthly wholesale shipments reached 45,853; an increase of 20.8 percent compared to May 2016. Year-to-date wholesale shipment totals are 209,014 units, up 12.2 percent compared to this point last year.

All towable RVs led by conventional travel trailers reached a total of 39,960; up 19.8 percent compared to last May. Year-to-date totals for towable RVs is up 11.8 percent compared to last year with 181,404 units being reported. Fifth wheels also are up 18.5 percent this May, while truck campers are up 8.7 percent. Folding camping trailers were down 34.5 percent.  To read more of this story, click here.

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