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 .

Contribute Your Story to the RV News July "Made in the USA" Issue!

Wed Jun 6, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

The July 2018 issue of RV News is our annual “Made in the USA” issue, and we want to write about you! This year we’re featuring employees of companies that go the extra mile for their customers—companies that value America’s “pursuit of happiness,” as it were. We’re going to print a huge feature in the July issue with many short profiles of individuals from companies like yours, people who did something extraordinary to make a customer happy by_______ (fill in the blank, e.g. fulfilling an order, working late, fixing a broken part, troubleshooting, avoiding disaster, etc.).

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Submit your amazing employee and their story, and we’ll strongly consider it for publication!

We’re contacting every sector of the RV industry, so you’ll be in good company. This feature will include stories of dealerships (RV sales, retail store, repair shop), management, OEMs, OE suppliers, distributors, manufacturer sales reps and more. Do you have a cool / fun / interesting story about someone on your staff who went above and beyond for a customer? If so, please tell us!

BTW—This is NOT a sales call for advertising. We want to run your stories in the July “Made in the USA” issue, which ships to 12,000 RV industry professionals nationwide.

Please follow the template below when telling us about your employee: (We’ll follow up with a brief interview, if necessary, but we’re hoping to get as much information as we can via email.)
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-- Provide the employee's name, age, title and years worked at your company.

-- Provide your company name, website, phone number and location.

-- Explain your company’s area of expertise and define your size and region of operation.

-- Please provide a photo of this employee in their working environment. THIS IS VERY IMPORTANT! We cannot tell your story—or run the article—without a photo of this star employee. Make sure the photo is at least 1 MB and 300 dpi, captures the employee’s head and shoulders (not just the face, but also not the full body) and shows them in their working environment (repair shop, sales lot, desk etc.).

-- Tell your employee's amazing customer service story:

-- What did they do to go “above and beyond” for a customer? (This can be anything from an RV consumer to a dealership to a distributor to an OE supplier to a trade association and beyond; every type of company has different types of customers.)

-- How did these actions benefit the customer, exactly? What was the happy ending?
Please highlight any funny / strange / happy anecdotes that make this story noteworthy.

-- If you have any questions, call RV News at 720.303.4003 or email Philip Armour at philip@rvnews.com.

Click on our previous July issues (above) to see our feature content from years past.