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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 .

RVDA and KPA Hosting Webinar on FTC's Claims

Fri Apr 28, 2017

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - Join Jim Radogna, Wednesday, May 3 from 12 - 1 p.m. EDT for this informative webinar, “The FTC Strikes Again - And This Time Its A Game Changer,” in which the FTC’s claims will be examined, in detail. Radogna will discuss best practices on how your dealership can avoid being targeted by federal and state regulators. The game is changing and it pays to be prepared.

Radogna became a member of KPA in 2014 for which he is the Senior Sales and Finance Compliance Specialist. Radogna has spent more than 15 years in dealership management with diversified roles including sales manager, F&I director, general manager and training director.

Last September, the Federal Trade Commission launched what turned out to be the most substantial auto dealer enforcement action in the agency’s history. While most of the FTC’s earlier cases have focused solely on dealer advertising, this action covered more than a dozen different Unfair and Deceptive Acts & Practices violations.
Though, unlike previous cases, there were no initial monetary penalties, but this time it resulted in more than $3 million in restitution for the dealer group involved.

Dealer webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Register online. If you have any questions or feedback, contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com or by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or by phone at 703-591-7130.