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 .
Wed Aug 2, 2017
Elkhart, Ind. - NeXus RV has announced the appointment of Steve Jacobs as Vice President of Sales.
NeXus RV recently transitioned its business to sell to the dealer network and hired the industry veteran of nearly 25 years to oversee the dealership network.
“Steve Jacobs has an enormous knowledge base of both products and dealerships," NeXus RV President Dave Middleton says. "He has worked with dealerships throughout the U.S. and has managed and sold all different types of products. I worked with Steve for many years, in fact, we are childhood friends, so reuniting with him is very exciting."
"This product is phenomenal. When you look at what is happening in the RV industry with cloning and consolidation of smaller companies, I believe my dealership friends will have an opportunity to take this product and improve gross margins and increase customer satisfaction," Jacobs says. "We are already getting some really big dealers to commit to the product, and I look forward to giving them the support they need to be successful.”
Jacobs has been in the industry since 1994 and has worked for Gulfstream, Four Winds and most recently, Heartland. He is married with two children.