New impact study says RVs are still a vital part of Indiana’s economy

Jeremy Burba, a sales manager at Camping World RV Sales in North Little Rock, Ark., walks past new motor homes parked at the dealershipTuesday, Dec. 2, 2014. Recreational vehicle shipments from manufacturers to dealers are expected to increase by nearly 4 percent in 2015, (AP Photo/Danny Johnston)

A new study confirms that the RV Industry continues to be a big player in the Indiana Economy.

The RVs Move America Economic Impact Study says the RV industry contributes $32.4 billion to the Hoosier economy each year.

The RVIA, which has an office in Elkhart, says Indiana tops the list of states for its total economic activity, accounting for more than a quarter of the $114-billion overall economic impact the RV industry has on the country.

The RV industry supports more than 126,000 Hoosier jobs, nearly 650 businesses and $7.8 billion in wages. It also results in $3.1 billion in total taxes paid.