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 .

RVAA Accepting 2017 Jim Barker Award Nominations

Mon May 1, 2017

145571930250230.jpgThe Recreation Vehicle Aftermarket Association is now accepting nominations for the 2017 Jim Barker Award.

This highly coveted award is RVAA's highest honor, given to those who truly exemplify service in the RV aftermarket industry, according to a press release.

Jim Barker originally developed the concept for RVAA in the late 1960s. The first award was given to Jack Budrow, founder of Burr Manufacturing and longtime president of Barker Manufacturing, in 1972. RV/MH Hall of Fame President and Founder of Ultra-Fab Products Darryl Searer received the award last year.

In order to be nominated, recipients must have several years of service on behalf of RVAA, spearheaded projects and programs to better the industry, served on committees and have a dedication to improve the industry that is obvious to their colleagues and contemporaries.

To nominate someone for this award, visit the link below to fill out a submission form.

Nominations for consideration must be completed by Thursday, June 1.

Additional Information: https://www.rvaahq.org/i4a/pages/index.cfm?pageID=1#&panel1-1