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 Oct 7, 2016
The RVDA of British Columbia has elected its new board of directors for the 2016-17 year at its Annual General Meeting Sept. 7.
The new officers are listed below.
-President - Jason Bell of Chemo RV Sales & Service LTD. in Mile House
-Vice President - Collin Yaretz of South Thompson RV Ltd. in Kamloops
-Past President - Chris Clarke of Traveland Leisure Vehicles in Langley
-Treasurer - Murray Sullivan of Sullivan Motor Products in Houston
-Darren Johnson of First Canadian Group of Companies in Victoria
-Gord Bragg of Hub City RV Ltd. in Lantzville
-Jon Itterman of Okanagan College in Kelowna
-Vicki Yan of Alliance Insurance & Financial Services in Vancouver
-Ward Fraser of Voyager RV Centre Ltd. in Winfield
-Tammy Ramsay-Henderson of Meridian RV Mfg. Ltd. in Mile House
-Alex Loosdrecht of Fraserway RV LP in Abbotsford
-Keith Donkin of Northern Lite Mfg. in Kelowna.