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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 Releases Upgraded Mobile App for Convention/Expo

Tue Oct 17, 2017

150056571218497.jpgFairfax, Va. – The upgraded RVDA mobile app for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo is ready for free download in the Apple and Android app stores.

The app will help improve the overall convention experience by making all the event details available on a person’s smartphone. Get in the loop with social media sharing, personalized scheduling, session handouts and up to the minute alerts. Just search for RVDA in the app stores.

Convention/Expo attendees can customize their schedules, access any workshop by track and time or by speaker, complete simple session evaluations online, view handouts and use interactive maps of the exhibit hall and the meeting facilities.

“Creating personalized schedules, getting up-to-the-minute alerts, and having easy access to maps, handouts and exhibitor listings all work together to create a valuable tool everyone can use to get more out of the convention,” RVDA President Phil Ingrassia says.

The app includes a complete listing of all participants, social media links and an opportunity to upload and share photos.

All speaker handouts for workshops will be available in digital format on users’ smartphones and tablets. In addition, there are in-app features allowing workshop and convention evaluations. These features eliminate wasted resources and free attendees from paperwork.

To download the app for the 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo, go to the RVDA website or search RVDA in the Apple or Android App stores. Users need not log in to use the app, but more features are available with login. Convention registrants who do not know their RVDA password should contact the RVDA staff to have theirs set up. Dealers should email Chuck Boyd at cboyd@rvda.org for login credentials and associate members should contact Julie Newhouse at jnewhouse@rvda.org.

The 2017 RV Dealers International Convention/Expo takes place Nov. 6-10 at Bally’s on the Las Vegas Strip. This year’s theme is “Gear Up for Success.”

The convention is sponsored by RVDA – The National RV Dealers Association, RVDA of Canada and the Mike Molino RV Learning Center. Each year the Convention/Expo Committee focuses on featuring new presenters to keep the content relevant and fresh for dealers.

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