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 .
Thu Jun 22, 2017
The following is the letter from RVAA President Susan Carpenter which appears in the June 2017 newsletter for the association.
"Our Executive Conference - located this year at Rancho Bernardo Inn in sunny San Diego - is less than two months away!
Stay on top of all the action, trends and latest information in the RV aftermarket at the only industry event where attendees can schedule their own one-on-one business meetings, get a first look at new products before the fall/winter RV shows, gain aftermarket insight from the Dealer's Council and network with colleagues from around the country.
For this year's keynote speaker, we have invited Recreation Vehicle Industry Association (RVIA) President Frank Hugelmeyer to speak about the current economic climate of the industry outside of the aftermarket. Hugelmeyer will also provide refreshing insight into the organization's new vision.
As always, the vision for this Conference is to ensure your business is better off for having attended. Our Conference Committee works hard each year to provide association value to our supplier, distributor, agent and service provider members. But never a group to rest on our laurels, we invite feedback for improvement and enhancement - and we would love to hear your thoughts and opinions!
On behalf of our entire Board of Directors and the entire RVAA team, we thank you for your valued membership and look forward to another great Executive Conference."
The RVAA Executive Conference runs from Aug. 14-18.