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 .
Thu Sep 15, 2016
The electronic version of the September issue of RV News Magazine is now available on the website.
In this issue, we take you to Jayco's homecoming, where we talked to Jayco's President and CEO Derald Bontrager about the company's acquisition by Thor Industries in June, which took many in the industry by surprise. Thor CEO and President Bob Martin also weighed in on the sale and the future of the two companies.
Check out the dealer profile of Parkview RV Center in Smyrna, Delaware, where Rick Horsey is well known in the industry as an advocate for dealer education and has led the dealership to longevity and success through is vision.
RVDA President Phil Ingrassia explains the events, workshops and exhibits that will be coming in November in Las Vegas at the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo in a first-person column.
Be sure to read about HSM's evolution of how it has provided steps to the ever-changing RV industry over the years and has recently released a new aluminum step system along with other innovations in the coming year.
Follow the link below to start reading September's issue of RV News.