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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 .

NATDA Announces Registration Is Open for May Webinar

Mon Apr 10, 2017

145279608730370.jpgSaint Petersburg, Florida - In continuation of its year-long focus on dealer education, the North American Trailer Dealers Association has announced that registration is open for its free May webinar, Learning to Compete Against Bigger Dealer Competitors. The program, hosted by AM Consulting’s Mark Wagner, will take place on May 25 at 2 p.m. EST.

Wagner will discuss several key topics designed on simplifying the path toward improvements for any trailer dealership, especially when fighting among larger competition. He will address a dealership’s goals and where they should be, why culture and image is important, how to increase profit by 25-35 percent with a proven, simple system and what keeps a dealership and its employees at a strong level.

As an independent dealer and consultant, Wagner has experience in several industries, ranging from computer technology to the trailer industry. Up until 2016, Wagner owned and operated a successful, independent dealership with four locations.

“Mark Wagner had to compete against the bigger trailer dealers before and he did it pretty successfully,” NATDA Executive Director Jesse Battle says. "His life experiences and know-how are incredibly powerful in helping our members battle the big guys in the industry.”