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 Crawford to Serve on Customer Advisory Board of Visit Indy

Thu Aug 9, 2018
Author: RV News Staff

Visit Indy welcomes Liz Crawford to their Customer Advisory Board, which assists the Destination Marketing Organization by guiding decisions and providing valuable feedback on how to improve the city and enhance the experience of every planner and visitor coming to the city for events ranging from intimate meetings to large citywide conventions.
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Crawford's knowledge, expertise and experience in the event planning and convention industry, including as senior vice president of trade shows and events with the RV Industry Association, will help keep Indy racing ahead as USA Today's "#1 Convention City in the U.S." for years to come, RVIA reports.

“I’m very excited about the opportunity to serve in this capacity,” Crawford says. “The folks at Visit Indy are very strategic in their approach to securing and promoting their facilities to the trade show and events community. It will be great to take my experience and lend valuable insights from my perspective--and that of my peers--to this role.”

Crawford has been involved in the trade show industry for more than 25 years, leading shows for major U.S. show organizers in various industries, as well as business development for international shows and conferences. She joined the RVIA in August 2016.

The board position serves a three-year term, with one annual meeting held in Indianapolis each fall. While input in provided year-round via an online communication platform, the in-person meeting fosters collaboration with other industry leaders to identify opportunities for growth for Indy.

Visit Indy’s mission is to increase Indianapolis’ economic growth by strategically selling the destination to conventions, meetings, events, and leisure travelers. According to Rockport Analytics, 28.6 million visitors provide $5.2 billion in total economic impact annually and support 80,600 full-time-equivalent jobs in Central Indiana.