RVIA Economic Impact Study

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 .

Hackers Claim of Dealerships' Stolen Data Turns Out to Be Hoax

Tue Feb 28, 2017

A claim that a team of hackers had gained access to troves of dealerships’ sensitive consumer data spooked dealership software giants. The claim was a hoax.

On Feb. 16, an employee at software provider ELEAD1ONE, known as eLead, circulated what appeared to be a ransom email from hackers, saying they had breached the company’s customer relationship management system and were going to release Reynolds and Reynolds, CDK Global and Dealertrack systems data from three to four dealership groups, according to a story by Automotive News.

The employee wrote that the so-called team had gathered millions of customer records. She released a batch of information online and threatened to release more.

Additional Information: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170227/RETAIL07/170229874/hacking-hoax-tests-security-protocols?utm_source=natlnewsletter&utm_medium=email&utm_content=auto&utm_campaign=Denver_20170227_1005