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 Nov 18, 2016
There will be a strong international presence at this year’s RVIA National RV Trade Show, set for Nov. 28 – Dec. 1 at the Kentucky Exposition Center (KEC) in Louisville, Kentucky.
More than 600 international attendees from across the globe, including China, Japan, the United Kingdom, Italy, Brazil, Columbia and Peru are registered for the event. For the first time in history, the National RV Trade Show will also welcome a 20-person delegation from Korea who will be attending in order to receive technician training from the best in class.
With the global popularity of RV travel and camping exploding, RVIA is hosting a two-part seminar on RV exporting on Wednesday, Nov. 30 in Room B105 of the KEC. The first session on “Why Exporting Matters to the RV Industry” takes place at 10 a.m. The second session covers “Creative Ways to Finance Your RV Exports” at 10:45 a.m. until 11:30 a.m.
With the kickoff of the National RV Trade Show a little over a week away, anticipation is building for the event.
“This is an exciting time for the show,” RVIA Senior Vice President of Tradeshows and Events Liz Crawford says. “Not only is the show pacing ahead of last year in terms of attendance and a completely sold out floorplan, we are seeing more exhibitors putting out the red carpet for their customers on site with hosted parties and networking.
“The calendar of events, including education, networking, and booth activations, is jam-packed. It’s obvious this event is a must-attend. The entire industry, along with those allied to the RV market, will be here.”
For registration and additional show information, visit www.rviashow.org.