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 .
Wed Nov 16, 2016
The inaugural WRVDA Annual Conference will be held Dec. 8 at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells.
The newly formed Wisconsin RV Alliance was started in May of this year by Executive Director Amy Bliss and Chair Mick Ferkey.
Now including 37 members of the startup alliance, Bliss says the interest and success has been encouraging and they will continue to find the issues that affect the businesses and lives of the dealers in the state.
The conference will begin at 9:30 a.m. with registration and networking. At 10 a.m., the RVDA staff will discuss the national state of the industry projections for 2017 and how the national election could affect the Wisconsin businesses. At 11 a.m., the board and staff of the WRVDA will introduce themselves and a town hall forum will be held, allowing for the dealers to help shape the agenda and make the effort to make positive law changes for the businesses.
A lunch will go from 12 to 1 p.m., followed by a finance panel discussion and a chance to meet key assembly and senate representatives.