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 .
Thu Feb 2, 2017
FORT MYERS, Florida - The numbers are in for the 32nd Annual Fort Myers RV Show and both dealer and vendor participants came away smiling as the event drew just fewer than 12,000 patrons during the show’s four-day run. Region 1 of the Florida RV Trade Association (FRVTA) sponsored the annual show.
“Everyone I spoke with at the show was generally pleased with the buying interest the public had,” FRVTA Region 1 President Tom Wegge says. "Patron traffic was strong and despite an all-day rain event on Sunday of the show, we still had great attendance as well as strong sales. All dealers came away with many sales and outstanding leads they can follow up over the coming weeks.”
While not an attendance record, Show Manager Jack Carver was gratified the public responded so positively, especially with a stormy Sunday.
“We worked hard to put on a quality event that created a buying situation for all participants,” he says. “But you can’t fight Mother Nature, and I’m thankful the show was successful.”
This year’s annual event featured 15 dealers displaying more than 600 new RV units of all types, styles and price ranges. The show also hosted 100 vendors selling everything from resort lots, insurance, permanent roof coatings, repair services and other enhancements for the RV Lifestyle.
This year’s show success continues the Fort Myers RV Show’s distinction as one of the largest dealer-sponsored RV events in the Southeast United States.
"We are proud to offer dealers, vendors and patrons the best the RV Industry has to offer and look forward to helping spread consumer interest in the RV Lifestyle," Wegge says.