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 23, 2016
The first Annual WRVDA Conference will take place at the Great Wolf Lodge in the Wisconsin Dells on Thursday, Dec. 8.
This will be an opportunity to network with industry peers and to meet industry vendors and Alliance Board and staff. Registration starts at 9:30 a.m. At 10 a.m., RVDA staff will discuss the national state of the industry projections for 2017 and how the national election outcome might affect your business. A town hall forum will follow, where you can voice your concerns and help shape the political agenda to make positive law changes for the RV industry, according to the WRVDA Newsletter. Lunch will be provided, followed by a finance panel discussion.
Consumer and inventory finance industry representatives will answer questions such as:
Are you projecting growth?
What is expected with interest rates?
How does Wisconsin’s market compare to other states?
How are new regulations affecting lending?
At 2 p.m., you will have an opportunity to meet key assembly and senate representatives, including Drew Nussbaum of the Department of Tourism, followed by more networking, a vendor forum and a cash bar. There are also sponsor and exhibitor opportunities. For room reservations at the Great Wolf Lodge, call 800-559-9653. Rooms can be reserved for $69.99 plus tax per night if you mention Group 1612WRVDA.
Current WRVDA Members include:
Advance Camping Sales
Bank of America
Bank of the West
Burlington RV Superstore
Coulee Region RV
Fatheads Country Campers
Grand Design RV
Links Ford and RV
Mound View RV
Next Gear Capital
North Shore Bank
Northpoint Commercial Finance
Scenic Traveler RV Center
Schieks Camping Center
Shoeder RV & Marine
Spectrum Insurance Group
TCF RV Floor Plan
Van Boxtel RV
Wagner’s Trailer Sales, Inc.
Wisconsin RV World
Additionally, a Wisconsin RV industry veteran has passed away.
Frank J. Fox, long-time owner and operator of Fremont Mobile Home and RV, died on Sunday, Nov. 6 at his home following a courageous battle with cancer.
Fox was born in Germany on Jan. 6, 1949, the son of Franklin and Katharina (Betz) Fox. He married Mary Philips in 1979. She preceded him in death on Feb. 3, 2007.
Fox was a member of the Fremont Wolf River Fire Department and the West Bloomfield Fire Department. He enjoyed fishing, deer hunting, boating, going to the casino and watching the Packers. He was 67 years old.