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 .
Wed Jul 19, 2017
The electronic version of the July issue of RV News is now available on the website. This is a specialty issue unlike other months because it highlights the absolute best of American manufacturers, people and products.
In the July issue, here is an example of just a smattering of the editorial content:
Trends: Toy haulers are growing, not only in unit sales and market share, but also in size. Find out the No. 1 reason for all that growth—and learn how you can leverage that reason to increase sales.
Analysis: Amazon’s price-matching algorithm is an elephant that is trampling suppliers’, distributors’ and dealers’ sales. Industry stakeholders need to be aware of the Amazon effect so they can strategize and survive.
Supplier Profile: Roadmaster exemplifies the “made in America” philosophy. Everything the company produces for the RV industry is built from scratch at its 110,000-square-foot Vancouver, Washington, production plant.
Future Leaders: America has always provided fertile ground to cultivate leaders. As proof, look no further than these 26 accomplished young professionals nominated as “future leaders” by industry veterans.
Dealer Profile: This family business in Albuquerque is thriving by mixing new approaches into its successful longtime philosophy.
OE Flooring: RV manufacturers key in on four factors when choosing floor material to build new RVs with.
Technology: Augmented Reality may sound futuristic and far-fetched, but it is changing sales and service right now. Learn some ways you can start using this technology for competitive advantages.
F&I Compliance: Use this map to safely navigate the consumer law minefield RV dealers are subject to.
Product Spotlight: Proudly Made-in-America products
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