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 .
Tue Aug 23, 2016
The 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention will be held in Nashville at the Music City Center from Sept. 8-10. This will be the North American Trailer Dealers Association ninth annual trade show. The association will use the 267,000 square feet to place all of its latest trailers, parts and accessories.
The NATDA Trade Show & Convention caters specifically to the trailer dealers. The annual trade show continues to grow every year and is the perfect opportunity for dealers to network with industry professionals where they will be able to buy, sell, learn and network all under one roof. All segments of the trailer industry are represented, including: cargo, race car, horse, marine, dump, flatbed and toy hauler markets. Dealers, trailer manufacturers, product/service vendors, financial institutions and insurance companies all come together at one show with the sole purpose of conducting business. In recent years, NATDA has experienced significant growth from markets related to the trailer industry, such as truck accessories and RV’s.
The success of the last year’s trade show in 2015 has brought a significant surge of support for 2016 and a positive outlook for the industry in the upcoming year, according to a press release from NATDA. Statistics for the 2015 NATDA Trade Show & Convention are listed below:
445 dealerships in attendance
5 percent increase over the previous year's attendance record
71 manufacturer brands exhibiting
144 vendors exhibiting
51 first-time exhibitors (a 20 percent increase)
Who Can Walk The Trade Show?
Dealers – NATDA welcomes trailer dealers and any operating dealer in a similar category/industry such as RV, auto, marine, powersports, heavy equipment and farm/lawn machinery. There is no cost to attend, but the association will verify that the visitors are dealers prior to admittance into the trade show. (Bring proof of ID and a business card).
Trailer manufacturers and suppliers - You must be a current and/or new 2016 NATDA member to receive a one-day pass to walk the trade show. One-day pass only applies to businesses that have never attended the trade show. If you have previously attended a trade show, your company will be required to exhibit at the 2016 NATDA Trade Show & Convention.