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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 Announces Ally as Silver Partner for RVDA Convention/Expo

Tue May 2, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Virginia – RVDA has announced that Ally is a Silver Partner for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The company has been a major sponsor for seven consecutive years and continues to provide high-level financial backing for the premier dealer education event of the year in 2017. The convention/expo will take place Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas. The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“Our partners play a key role in determining the quality of the educational experience we can offer dealers at the convention/expo,” Convention Expo Chair Ron Shepherd says, who is also the president of Camperland of Oklahoma. “The continuous support of Ally Financial means that we can continue to offer an exceptional quality educational experience at affordable prices. The folks at Ally continue to demonstrate a commitment to dealer education and we are fortunate to count them as a partner in the convention/expo.”

“Ally is proud to once again sponsor the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, which offers opportunities for attendees to connect and share important knowledge and information about our industry,” Ally Director of Recreational Vehicle Financing Bill Thompson says. "We look forward to the convention this year, and to participating in conversations that are shaping the RV business.”

The 2017 theme is “Gear Up for Success” and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide a variety of workshops and networking events that will aid dealers in building on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies offering products and services to help dealers enhance profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities, as well as exhibitor information, can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.