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 .
Tue Apr 18, 2017
Family Motor Coach Association (FMCA) has announced that the organization will be heading back to a favorite venue for its 97th International Convention and RV Expo. Members of the RV owners group will gather at the Georgia National Fairgrounds and Agricenter in Perry, Georgia, March 15-18, 2018. This will be FMCA’s 10th convention at this world-class facility located less than two hours south of Atlanta. Various improvements have been made to the venue over the years since FMCA’s first visit in 1996.
“There’s a reason we keep going back to Perry,” FMCA National President Charlie Adcock says. "It’s one of the best facilities we have at our disposal in terms of parking for hundreds of RVs and great space for seminars, meetings, entertainment and so on. The location just off Interstate 75 also factors into the picture. Thousands of snowbirds pass right by the fairgrounds each spring on their way back to their northern homes. Add to that the fantastic hospitality we enjoy from the fairgrounds staff and members of the community, and it’s pretty much the perfect place for an FMCA event.”
An FMCA convention includes an RV expo featuring hundreds of the latest motorhomes open for touring, along with booths filled with nearly every imaginable item needed to outfit an RV for travel, as well as various RV-related services.
In addition, educational opportunities abound. They’ll begin even before the event itself, with the RV Basics workshop set to take place in advance of the event opening. RV experts will lead key sessions designed for everyone from beginning RVers to those who have been RVing for a while but are looking to refresh their knowledge.
During the event itself, about 100 different seminar topics will be covered — everything ranging from chassis maintenance to smartphone use while traveling.
Registration for the event in Perry is expected to begin this fall. So, RV owners are invited to save the date and make plans now to join the fun.
Meanwhile, registration currently is under way for FMCA’s 96th International Convention — “Crossroads To Fun” — set to take place July 12-15 at the Indiana State Fairgrounds and Event Center in Indianapolis. Register online at FMCA.com or by calling 800-543-3622 or 513-474-3622. Registration for the next RV Basics workshop, scheduled for July 10-11 at the fairgrounds, also is under way.
FMCA is accepting registrations for exhibitors for the Indianapolis convention as well. Please contact the FMCA sales team at 800-543-3622 or 513-474-3622 to reserve a booth or for additional information.