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 .
Thu Jan 11, 2018
The question posed by the North American Trailer Dealers Association (NATDA) early in 2018 is: Do you need dealership management software (DMS)?
“It is becoming increasingly difficult to maintain a profitable dealership without dealership management software,” said Jesse Battle, NATDA Executive Director. “To keep up with industry competitors, dealerships need to maximize every portion of their business.”
Although DMS is a stable in the auto, marine and RV industries, thousands of trailer dealerships still use QuickBooks or similar off-the-shelf packages to handle their bookkeeping, notes a press release from the St. Petersburg, Florida, association.
The association is hosting a free webinar, Beyond Dealership Management Software at 2 p.m., EST, Jan. 23, which will review the reasons a dealership may consider industry-specific software and how to tell if the dealership is ready.
To register for the webinar online, CLICK HERE or visit the URL below. Learn more about the NATDA Dealer Education program and find more information on upcoming webinars throughout the year by visiting www.natda.org/dealer-education.