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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 .

Expert Leadership Trainer Will Present Two Workshops at RVDA Expo

Wed Aug 30, 2017

148700543448595.jpgFairfax, Va. - Pete Smith, an expert trainer in the fields of leadership, management and personal growth and development, will present two different hour-long education workshops in the dealer/GM and parts tracks at the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo. The convention/expo is the premier education and networking event for North American RV dealers. It takes place at Bally’s in Las Vegas from Nov. 6-10.

Smith’s RVDA speaker page is located on the convention website.

In the dealer/GM track, Smith will present “Built for Legacy: Three Keys to Sustainable Dealership Excellence” on Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 9 a.m. By learning ways to drive a sustainable, engaged workforce and elevate productivity, dealers will be able to hire and retain better employees.

“Better Communication for Better Dealership Results” takes place Wednesday, Nov. 8 at 3:15 p.m. In this parts track workshop, Smith will help dealers understand the difference between content and context of communication, how to identify the role of confirmation bias in how people listen and interpret information, and how to avoid phrases that create negative emotions and reactions in others.

Every year, the Convention Committee focuses on featuring new presenters--such as this year’s first-timers Ken Barnes, Myril Shaw, Adam Lafurgey, Brian Barlow and Scott Meyer-- to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

The convention will also feature an expo of the RV industry’s top companies that offer products and services to help dealers improve profitability. Companies interested in partnership and sponsorship opportunities and exhibitor information can contact Julie Newhouse at 703-364-5518 or send an email to jnewhouse@rvda.org.

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center.

Visit www.rvda.org/convention for regular updates as the convention approaches. You can also get convention updates on LinkedIn, Twitter and Facebook.