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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 .

Brown & Brown Insurance Makes $20,000 Donation to RV Learning Center

Wed Jun 28, 2017

145288477541371.pngFairfax, Virginia - Brown & Brown Insurance of Kentucky has made a second $20,000 installment on its $100,000 pledge to the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

With this year’s pledge payment, Brown & Brown honors Jeff Hirsch of Campers Inn, former RVDA Chairman of the Board, for his many contributions to the industry.

The donation puts Brown & Brown in the top category for donors, Major Gifts.

“We know that when dealers and their employees are successful, our company is successful,” Brown & Brown Executive Vice President Michael Neal says. "That’s why continuing education and training is a priority and why we are pleased to support the work of the RV Learning Center.”

“Brown & Brown is an important business partner for hundreds of RV dealers across the country,” says RV Learning Center Chairman Jeff Pastore of Hartville RV in Hartville, Ohio. “Its support of the RV Learning Center and the RV Dealers International Convention/Expo illustrate their deep commitment to the industry.”

In addition to their contributions to the RV Learning Center, Brown & Brown and MBA Insurance are bronze partners for the 2017 RVDA convention. Brown & Brown is also the provider for the RVDA-endorsed RV Dealers Health Care Purchasing Arrangement launched in early 2017.

Donations to the RV Learning Center fund programs including webinars on current topics, training and certification for dealership staff, essential publications and learning guides. Convenient online donations as well as a printable form that accommodates customized pledges and donations have simplified giving.

The RV Learning Center is supported by dealers, manufacturers, suppliers, distributors and other RV industry members committed to dealership education and the high levels of customer service provided by educated employees.

For more information, go to the RV Learning Center’s website and learn more about what the RV Learning Center does for dealers and how you can help keep it going. 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.