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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 .

MBA Insurance Is Bronze Partner for 2017 RVDA Convention/Expo

Wed May 10, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Virginia – RVDA has announced that MBA Insurance is a Bronze Partner for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. This is the 18th consecutive year that MBA Insurance has provided financial backing for the premier dealer education event of the year. The convention/expo will take place Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s in Las Vegas, sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

“Thank you to MBA Insurance for partnering with RVDA again this year for the 2017 Convention Expo,” Convention Expo Chair Ron Shepherd says, who also is the president of Camperland of Oklahoma. “Bert Alanko is one of the biggest proponents of an educated workforce, and his entire career has been dedicated to keeping professional development affordable and relevant for dealership staff. We are fortunate to have supporters like Bert that we can count on year after year.”

“RVDA has been an integral part of the success of the RV industry's over the years," Alanko says. "Our affiliation with RVDA/RVRA has, from the very beginning, given MBA greater visibility and credibility. It is our pleasure at MBA to be able to partner with RVDA; supporting the great effort that staff and volunteers put into making our dealer association beneficial to this industry.

“MBA has been there from the beginning, that little convention at the Holiday Inn in Orlando. To see what RVDA has become through the good and the tough times is a testament to the strength and leadership of the dealer body. We are proud to be a part of it.”

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.