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 .
Thu Sep 13, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
The RVIA this week emphasized that it plans to drive RV dealer sales by highlighting new product offerings and consumer trends at RVX: The RV Experience, which will be held March 12-14, 2019, in Salt Lake City, Utah.
RVIA’s stated goals for the show are to “bring the industry together to unveil the latest RV products, celebrate innovation, and provide inspiration and education to RV dealers. Attending dealers will not only have the chance to check out the newest products and latest trends from manufacturers and suppliers, they’ll be able to spend quality time with product managers and their teams, writing orders and learning how to engage the consumer of the future.”
The “Reveal” aspect of the show will kick off camping season in 2019 and showcase the industry’s best and most innovative products.
Attendees will learn about sales tools and insights to take back to their dealerships and stores. The RVIA said dealers will receive a toolkit full of proprietary data and cutting-edge marketing tactics that will help them reach new consumers and beat the competition in their regional markets. The mobile-first web platform, available only to those who attend RVX, will help dealers more effectively connect with specific consumer segments leading to more sales.
RVX will also feature the RV Technical Institute’s Top Tech Challenge. Certified techs will compete to solve technical repair problems live on stage to determine the best of the best and earn their chance at the $10,000 cash prize.
In addition, the RV Industry Awards program will celebrate innovation and recognize excellence among the top dealers, manufacturers and suppliers that are driving the industry to new heights.