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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 .

NATDA Holds First Online Meeting for Dealer Success Group

Tue Oct 24, 2017

146548938759043.jpgSt. Petersburg, Fla. – After its initial launch at the 2017 NATDA Trade Show & Convention in Indianapolis, Indiana, the North American Trailer Dealers Association held its first online meeting for members of its inaugural NATDA Dealer Success Group on Oct. 12.

The meeting was the first of its kind for the NATDA as it looks to continue the success of its various Dealer Education seminars that took place during its annual trade show. Topics for the meeting included everything from mark-up to reordering, but had an overall focus on how to improve dealerships’ parts departments.

“It was great to take part in the first meeting for the program,” NATDA President Andy Ackerman says. “We’ve placed a lot of emphasis on our dealer education programs and we’re excited to see NATDA Dealer Success Groups give dealers another outlet to discover more ways to fine-tune their dealerships.”

NATDA Dealer Success Groups provide a forum for dealers to discuss real solutions with top industry experts. The program, designed for minimal investment of time, travel and expense, is done almost completely online or over the phone to provide dealers advice and ideas exactly when they need it. This program also includes the NATDA Dealership Performance Training, which offers hundreds of tips, tools and templates to use in the dealership including training videos, online resources, webinars, support materials and downloads.

For more information, visit natda.org/dealer-education or contact Heather Schulman at heathers@natda.org.