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 Nov 15, 2016
Fairfax, Virginia - 2016 RVDA Chairman of the Board Brian Wilkins of Wilkins RV in Bath, New York, presented the RVDA Chairman’s Service Award to two dealers and two industry partners at the RVDA Annual Meeting during the 2016 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo held in Las Vegas from Nov. 7-11.
The award is presented annually by the outgoing chairman of the board to recognize individuals who have made significant contributions of time and effort to the association over an extended period. Honorees are chosen by the chairman.
Dealers recipients were Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn, headquartered in Jacksonville, Florida; and Mike Regan of Crestview RV in Buda, Texas. Michael Neal of Brown & Brown Insurance and Tom Walworth of Statistical Surveys, Inc. were the industry recipients of the award.
The 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is scheduled for Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas.
RVDA, The National RV Dealers Association, is the only national association dedicated to advancing the RV retailer's best interests through education, member services, industry leadership and market expansion programs that promote the increased sale and use of RVs and that enhance the positive image of the RV experience. For more information, go to www.rvda.org.