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 .

RVIA’s Aftermarket Executive Conference Taking Shape

Wed Mar 14, 2018
Author: RV News staff

145072659275994.jpgPlans are starting to come together for the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s 2018 Aftermarket Executive Conference which will be Aug. 13-16 at the Hyatt Regency Coconut Point Resort in Bonita Springs, Florida. The annual, three-day event, enables prominent suppliers and distributors in the RV industry to meet and develop strategies for expanding their business in the coming year, including the introduction of new products and services, according to RVIA. The conference also provides social opportunities, where vital business information from successful members of the industry will be shared, RVIA states.

During a meeting last week, RVIA’s Aftermarket Task Force discussed and approved a schedule that includes 33 one-on-one "appointment sessions" between RV suppliers and distributors. The 2018 event also will include new supplier previews every morning during the conference, allowing new entrants into the market to show off their products and set meetings before the day starts. Keynote speakers will include RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer, as well as a dealer council from which suppliers and distributors can obtain feedback from their industry partners, according to RVIA. Several awards also will be presented during the conference including Product of the Year, Supplier of the Year, Distributor of the Year and the Jim Barker Award, the aftermarket industry’s highest honor.

Online registration for the conference will open in the next few weeks, according to RVIA. Watch for updates on the RVIA website .