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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 Host Webinar on Embracing New Generation of Workers

Fri Jun 16, 2017

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Virginia - Today’s workforce is undergoing a major change. Baby boomers are beginning to retire, meaning that Generation X and Millennials will make up most of the workforce. The young adults entering the workforce today come in with a different set of skills, culture and attitude. These generations will ultimately be responsible for production in this world, so how can we get them to buy into safety? Job safety can also be a big factor for young adults who are looking at job positions. They are prepared to challenge and introduce new ideas.

In addition, some people in the workforce do not have the opportunity to retire as early as prior generations. With age comes additional safety considerations, and senior employees can be more susceptible to serious injuries.

Join KPA Thursday, June 22 from 2-3 p.m. EDT for this dealer webinar. Is your organization’s safety culture ready to embrace a new generation?

Key items of discussion:

•The differences between generations
•The different work habits of each generation
•The different learning styles when it comes to training
•How to re-evaluate your personal protection equipment
•How to embrace technology: social media/phones
•How to provide opportunities and embrace safety between generations

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 ext. 8844 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or by phone at 703-591-7130.

RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, is the national association representing RV retailers. The association's members include RV dealers, RV rental operators and RV aftermarket sales and service locations. For more information, visit www.rvda.org.

KPA is an RVDA endorsed provider of Environmental Health and Safety and Human Resource Management software and consulting services. As an endorsed provider, KPA offers RVDA members a 5 percent discount on endorsed products and services purchased by RVDA members. KPA provides business services for more than 6,000 RV, automotive, truck and equipment dealerships and service companies. To learn more, visit www.kpaonline.com or call 866-356-1735.

For more information about the RV Learning Center, go to www.rvlearningcenter.com. The RV Learning Center is a tax-exempt organization as described in section 501(c)(3) of the Internal Revenue Code. Contributions may be tax deductible as charitable donations.