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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 .

RVDA and KPA Host Webinar on Reaching Employees

Wed Sep 20, 2017

145072686053695.jpgFairfax, Va. - On average, people’s attention spans are only eight seconds long; which means that humans now have shorter attention spans than goldfish. Join Jill Schaefer and Kathryn Carlson Thursday, Sept. 28 at 12 p.m. EDT for this educational webinar to discover how to crack internal communications’ barriers and effectively reach distracted, stressed-out employees.

Those who attend will learn:

• Why no one is reading your messages
• How to structure emails and other internal communications for higher open rates and sticking power
• Ways to tailor your open enrollment communications
• New creative approaches you can use to get the word out

Jill Schaefer is KPA’s Content & Community Manager. She has spent the last 16 years in marketing positions with writing and intrigue at the core of her work. Despite colleagues joking that “no one reads that,” she breaks through the clutter and garners record-breaking response rates and results.

Kathryn Carlson is the Vice President of HR Management Products at KPA. She has more than 25 years of human resource management experience and is a certified HR professional. For the past 13 years, she has focused on developing HR software that improves efficiency, reduces risk and ensures compliance for companies ranging from small businesses to international corporations.

Dealer webinars are provided by RVDA’s strategic partner KPA as part of the array of educational offerings available through the RV Learning Center. Register online. If you have any questions or feedback, contact Allyson Lewis at Alewis@kpaonline.com or by phone at 866-356-1735 or Karin Van Duyse at the RV Learning Center at kvanduyse@rvda.org or by phone at 703-591-7130.

RVDA, the National RV Dealers Association, is the national association representing RV retailers. The association's members include RV dealers, RV rental operators and RV aftermarket sales and service locations. For more information, visit www.rvda.org.

KPA is an RVDA endorsed provider of Environmental Health and Safety (EHS) and Human Resource (HR) Management software and consulting services. As an endorsed provider, KPA offers RVDA members a five percent discount on endorsed products and services purchased by RVDA members. KPA provides business services for more than 6,000 automotive, truck and equipment dealerships, and service companies. To learn more, visit www.kpaonline.com or call (866) 356-1735.