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 .
Fri Aug 5, 2016
RIVERVIEW, Florida - The Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) held the space drawing for the 2017 Florida RV SuperShow on Tuesday, Aug. 2 and Wednesday, Aug. 3. Held in the office via phone and internet, manufacturers ended up taking every available space in the SuperShow.
“Fortunately we were able to accommodate all the manufacturer’s space requests,” FRVTA Show Director Lesa Colvin says. "With the industry roaring back and the manufacturers back to producing more products, they came into the drawing needing more space and everyone seemed very pleased with the space they drew.”
The amount of spaces sold set a new record during the initial space drawing.
“We are very excited with the results of the space draw this year,” FRVTA Executive Director Lance Wilson says. “Our Manufacturer members continue to show confidence in the SuperShow as a quality selling event. With the amount of space purchased, 2017 should be a banner year for the show and the industry as a whole. We thank our manufacturers for their continued support of not only the SuperShow but our Regional shows as well.”
The theme of the 2017 Florida RV SuperShow is “Maybe You CAN Take It With You!” This theme emphasizes the fact that with an RV, enthusiasts don’t have to leave their fishing gear, hunting equipment, bikes, kayaks and pets, but they can come along on the adventures. It also is an invitation to discover what so many people have already found out - that RVs offer freedom, flexibility and fun, according to a press release.
Industry Day at the 2017 Florida RV SuperShow will be Tuesday, Jan. 17 from 10 a.m. to 4 p.m. Attendees will be treated to coffee and donuts in the morning and a free lunch. Public Days will run Wednesday, January 18 through Sunday, January 22.
For more information on the 2017 Florida RV SuperShow or to register for Industry Day, contact the Florida RV Trade Association or visit www.frvta.org.