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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 .

ORVDA Announces New Location for Trade Show in 2017

Mon Jun 27, 2016

Freelton, Ontario – The Ontario Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association has announced a significant addition to their consumer RV trade show portfolio.

In 2017, the ORVDA will host its first show in Ottawa, allowing for an expansion to the show area.

The ORVDA has provided RV professional industry events for more than 25 years, which serve as a catalyst to bring together industry, media, dealers and RV and camping enthusiasts in dynamic, prominent environments.

“We’re very excited to announce that the success of previous RV shows in the GTA has allowed geographic expansion of our show area,” ORVDA Association Manager Natalie Conway says. “For the first time in ORVDA history, a show will take place next year in the National Capital Region.”

Date: February 9 – 12, 2017
Venue: The EY Centre - 4899 Uplands Drive Ottawa ON K1V 2N6

“The EY Centre is thrilled to announce our new partnership with the Ontario RV Dealers Association as they expand into the National Capital Region,” EY Centre General Manager Neill Bales says. “We view this as a great opportunity in the region for the consumer and the industry. We look forward to a great partnership with ORVDA in 2017 and beyond.”

Given the demographics of the Ottawa, Ontario population (which includes government employees and their families, students and staff of two major universities), locating a show in the city was something that made sense to the association, according to a press release. The capital region and surrounding area is well known for its outdoor enthusiasts who appreciate its scenic beauty and access to a variety of parks and campgrounds.

“We at Vos Trailers are very excited to be a part of an ORVDA produced and managed RV show in the Ottawa region,” Carolyn Vos of Vos Trailers says. “We view this expansion as a huge step forward for our entire industry.”