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 .
Tue Jan 30, 2018
The RV Industry Association has announced that the 2018 Aftermarket Executive Conference will be held Aug. 14 to 16 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida, according to an association press release. The annual executive conference is a three-day event where prominent suppliers and distributors in the RV aftermarket industry meet to strategize, introduce new products and services, write some business and network.
“The RVIA Aftermarket Executive Conference has long been the premier event in the aftermarket bringing together suppliers, distributors, manufacturers agents and associated members all in one place for three days of one-on-one meetings, group lunches and plenty of time for networking and socializing,” says Steve Johnson, co-chair of the RVIA Aftermarket Committee. “We also hear from several dealers regarding concerns that they may have relating to our industry, and ideas for how the aftermarket can better serve their needs. This is a great opportunity for all members involved in the aftermarket to meet and advance not only our own individual businesses but the entire aftermarket as well.”
The 2018 RVIA Aftermarket Executive Conference will be managed by the RVIA Events Team. With RVAA members voting to join RVIA in August 2017, the 2018 Executive Conference will be the first official event planned by RVIA. RVAA members will have the opportunity to:
• Schedule one-on-one, private meetings with top distributors and suppliers in the aftermarket industry.
• Get a first-look at new products and programs before the fall/winter RV shows.
• Hear what's on the minds of RV dealers and their thoughts about the aftermarket.
• Network and catch up with colleagues from around the country who are all learning new ways to navigate in today's dynamic industry.
“We are thrilled to help the aftermarket community grow their event, while delivering value to members and the community,” says Liz Crawford the senior vice president of trade shows and events,. “We met with our RVAA colleagues at the National RV Trade Show to map out a future course for the event.”