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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 .

NATDA Names Former Navy Seal David Rutherford as Keynote Speaker

Wed Jul 19, 2017

150048314963753.pngSt. Petersburg, Fla. – The North American Trailer Dealers Association will bring an 8-year Naval Special Warfare Community Veteran to the 2017 NATDA Trade Show and Convention with the addition of David Rutherford as the event’s keynote speaker.

Rutherford, a former SEAL student, Combat Paramedic, Operator and Instructor, spent eight years in the United States Navy until his honorable discharge in 2003. After spending the following seven years as a tactical training and security expert, Rutherford began taking his experience on the road as a motivational speaker, author, performance coach and host.

Jesse Battle, NATDA Executive Director, says, “We’re incredibly excited that David will be bringing his incredible lessons to our trade show. David’s experiences are something unlike most people go through, but he’s able to really dial in just how important mentality can be in both business and combat situations. We’re incredibly lucky to welcome him to the show.”

Rutherford speaks to audiences around the world with an emotionally entertaining style of speaking, writing and coaching. His Froglogic Concepts are derived from combining his 25 years of exploring and researching the human condition with more than 70 years of operational successes within the UDT/Navy SEAL Teams.

Additional Information: www.natda.org/tradeshow