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 .
Wed Jan 10, 2018
Attendance at the Boston RV & Camping Expo is expected to top more than 20,000 visitors this weekend at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center in the city’s popular Seaport District. The show opens Friday and runs through Monday on the Martin Luther King, Jr., weekend and is produced by Paragon Group of Needham, Massachusetts, and sponsored by the New England RV Dealers Association (NERVDA).
“Our show and sale this year features everything from pop-up campers around $10,000 to luxury dealer pushers that sell for $500,000,” said Bob Zagami, executive director NERVDA. “We have more Class B motorhomes and lightweight trailers that are easily towed by small SUVs and half-ton pickup trucks.”
Paragon Group and NERVDA have partnered with each other since 2013, when Bob Zagami took over the reins of the association, and have increased exposure and attendance each year that they have worked together. In 2016 the event drew 12,500 visitors, in 2017 it brought 17,500 RV enthusiasts into Boston, and they expect to see more than 20,000 attendees this weekend.
NERVDA represents dealers in all six New England states and each state will be represented in the show. Attendees can also make reservations at the region’s campgrounds, as state campground owner associations exhibit and showcase the large number of private campgrounds in New England.
“We have 20 or our 35 NERVDA dealers in the show this year and there will be over 200 RVs covering three football fields inside this great convention center in the heart of Boston,” says David Major, president of NERVDA and owner of Major’s RV Service Center. “In addition to RVs and campgrounds, we have accessory vendors offering everything needed to enjoy camping in New England or RVing around the country.”