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 .

East Texas Boat & RV Show Opens Today

Fri Jan 26, 2018

151698547436761.pngThe East Texas Boat & RV Show opened today in Longview, Texas, and organizers were looking forward to the rain predicted in local weather forecasts.

"We had such a good show last year, and the weather actually helps us," David Jochum, business and leadership development director for the Longview Chamber of Commerce and the staff member leading the boat show, says in a story in the Longview News-Journal. "There's some rain forecast (this) weekend. If that holds true, people are looking for something that they can do. The outdoor folks won't be outdoors. They've got the opportunity to come indoors and look at what we have."

The show, which runs through Sunday at the Maude Cobb Convention and Activity Center, features more than 25 vendors, including the city's five major boat and recreational vehicle dealers. The show, Jochum told the News-Journal, helps "jump-start" the season for vendors.
"It's an opportunity for people who are thinking about buying and maybe wanting to look around in a broader way, but in one place. ... To be able to go to multiple dealers all in one place is kind of the draw of the show for those who are wanting to look at RVs and boats," he says.

Read the full story here: https://www.news-journal.com/news/2018/jan/25/boat-and-rv-show-jump-starts-outdoors-season/.