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 Oct 6, 2017
The RVIA Board of Directors named an Executive Committee for fiscal year 2018 and welcomed newly elected members to the Board during its meeting on Sept. 28 in Portland, Oregon.
All current officers were re-elected to their posts by the Board of Directors. Bob Parish of Wells Fargo Capital will continue as Chairman of the Board and will be joined by First Vice Chairman Garry Enyart, Cummins Power Generation; Second Vice Chairman Matt Miller, Newmar Corp.; Treasurer Kevin Phillips, Thetford Corp.; and Secretary Bob Martin, Thor Industries.
The Board also welcomed newly elected members of the Board, Mike Rhodes, President and Co-Owner, Pacific Coachworks and Scott Mereness, President, Lippert Components, Inc.
In other actions at the meeting, the RVIA Board of Directors:
Approved a budget of $19 million dollars for fiscal year 2018 that holds membership costs in place while funding essential programs and initiatives to accomplish RVIA’s mission of promoting and protecting the RV industry and its members.
Approved the three-year rolling operational plan that aligns staffing, IT needs, funding, programs and initiatives to accomplish short and long-term strategic goals.
Adopted an amendment to the RVIA Bylaws to create a Governance Committee. The Chair of the Committee will be appointed by the Chairman of the Board of Directors.