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 Apr 14, 2017
Within the past few days, the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association has discovered an alleged financial misconduct involving a mid-level employee in the Reston office. Although the potential loss has not been fully determined at this point, it is believed to be in the range of $75,000.
RVIA's insurance carrier, Fidelity, has been notified of the potential loss. RVIA confirms that this employee was immediately terminated and is no longer employed by the association. Moreover, a detailed independent investigation into all aspects of the incident has been initiated.
Because RVIA considers its proper stewardship of every member dollar to be its highest priority, we are treating this incident as a serious breach of trust. Every effort will be made to ensure that the investigation is thorough and transparent. While it is disturbing to discover alleged employee misconduct, it is important to recognize that this issue was only brought to light through the integrity and ethical conduct exhibited by several RVIA staff members. These reporting employees represent the true character and values of RVIA's dedicated team, according to an email by RVIA Chairman of the Board Bob Parish and RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer.
On the advice of legal counsel, RVIA will not offer any additional comments while the investigation into this matter is being conducted.
A message to the Fairfax County Police Department inquiring about any police department investigations was not returned before publication time.