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 .

Fewer Than 16 Booth Spaces Remain for RVDA Convention/Expo

Fri Jun 30, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Virginia - Early sales of exhibit space for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo have outpaced the rapid booth sales of the past three years. With four months to go, fewer than 16 booths remain.

The convention/expo, the largest education and networking event for North America’s RV dealers, will take place Nov. 6-10, at Bally’s in Las Vegas.

Equipped with two large exhibit areas, the venue at Bally’s is particularly advantageous for RV manufacturers looking to showcase their lines. The open floor plan for vehicles is centrally located within the meeting space and immediately adjacent to the dealer lounge. Space for vehicles is limited. The floor plan, including the placement of food and beverage stations, is designed to move traffic throughout both expo halls.

“There are still plenty of prime spaces available on the floor,” RVDA Marketing Manager Julie Newhouse says. "But they are going fast. Many first-time exhibitors who tried the show last year are returning due to the high traffic they experienced at our expo.”

The expo opens with a reception from 4-7 p.m. on Tuesday, Nov. 7, and will span two halls filled with the leading manufacturers, suppliers and vendors in the RV industry. The expo will be open again on Wednesday, Nov. 8, from 11 a.m. - 3 p.m. and Thursday, Nov. 9, from 11 a.m. - 2 p.m. Lunch will be served in the expo both days.

The 2017 theme is “Gear Up for Success” and the RVDA Convention/Expo Committee is working to provide an array of workshops and networking events that will help dealers build on an expanding market and interest in RVs and RV travel.

Companies interested in exhibiting can contact Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an e-mail to jnewhouse@rvda.org. For more information, download the exhibiting prospectus at www.rvda.org/convention/exhibit

Visit www.rvda.org/convention and www.rvlearningcenter.com to register for the convention and for regular updates. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.