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 .

CDK Global Acquires Auto/Mate

Fri May 26, 2017

Dealer software giant CDK Global Inc. has struck a deal to acquire Auto/Mate, a smaller rival in the dealership management system market, the companies said Wednesday.

The plan is for CDK to "integrate the Auto/Mate DMS into its product lineup to better address the full spectrum of dealership needs, providing dealers with the choice and flexibility to combine the Auto/Mate DMS product offerings with fully integrated access to the CDK solution suite," according to a statement from both companies in a story by Automotive News.

CDK, which already counts large dealership groups such as AutoNation Inc. among its clients, says the acquisition will expand its reach among smaller dealerships.

Additional Information: http://www.autonews.com/article/20170524/RETAIL07/170529925/cdk-buys-auto-mate-in-consolidation-of-dms-providers?cciid=email-autonews-daily