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 .

FMCA Promotes Chris Smith to Executive Director

Wed Oct 19, 2016

147689387914846.jpgCincinnati, Ohio - Family Motor Coach Association has announced the promotion of Chris Smith to the position of executive director/chief financial officer effective immediately. Smith joined the association in August 2013 as director of administrative services/controller.

Smith graduated from the University of Cincinnati with a bachelor’s degree in accounting. Prior to coming on board at FMCA, he served as assistant controller for a Cincinnati-based company for several years.

“We are excited to have an experienced staff member take the reins at FMCA,” National President Charlie Adcock says. “During his tenure with FMCA, Chris has become a valuable asset. He has developed an in-depth knowledge of FMCA and the RV industry and has played a key role in the recent membership growth FMCA has been experiencing. We look forward to having him serve in this new leadership capacity.”

“I’m honored to be taking on this new leadership role,” Smith says. “Exciting things are happening at FMCA and my goal is to keep the momentum going and continue to build on FMCA’s legacy as the best organization for motorhome owners. We’ll be looking for new ways and opportunities to serve the needs of RV travelers. I’ll be attending the upcoming National RV Trade Show in Louisville, Kentucky, and look forward to connecting with industry representatives there.”