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 .
Fri Jul 21, 2017
Richmond, B.C. – The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada and the Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of British Columbia have reported that the Canadian RV Industry has stepped up to support the Red Cross’ British Columbia Wildfire Relief Fund. Both associations provided support for those that have been affected by the Wildfires in British Columbia by making a $5,000 donation each to the Canadian Red Cross to aid in relief and support efforts.
Furthermore, partners such as the Canadian Recreational Vehicle Association, the RVDA of Alberta, TD Bank, the Wheaton Family Foundation, as well as numerous dealers, suppliers and manufacturers have all donated to the Canadian Red Cross for the relief efforts. While dealers in the affected areas have generously donated RVs for housing at local Firehalls, others have made generous monetary contributions.
To date, more than $93,000 has been donated.
Contributions can be made directly online at this website.
“Our community includes all Canadians and as such, we found it important to assist those that are in dire need due to the fires,” RVDA of Canada Chairman Sam Parks says. "So many have lost everything and could be displaced for numerous months. We want to ensure that those affected receive the means to be able to rebuild and move forward”.
“We are providing support to the towns and communities affected by ensuring that our dealership’s RVs and resources are being used by those in need,” RVDA of British Columbia President Jason Bell of Chemo RV says. "We will continue to provide as much assistance as we can so that families will be able to return to their homes as soon as possible”.
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of Canada is a national, volunteer federation of provincial and regional RVDA associations and their members who have united to form a professional trade association for all businesses involved in the recreation vehicle industry.
The Recreation Vehicle Dealers Association of British Columbia is a member-driven organization that promotes, protects, educates and enhances benefits for its members.