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 .
Wed Nov 21, 2018
Author: RV News Staff
RVIA announces future dates for the annual RV Aftermarket Executive Conference, a four-day event at which suppliers and distributors in the RV industry meet to develop their strategies for expanding their businesses. In 2019, the event will be held Aug. 12-15 at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center in Denver, and in 2020, the event will be held Aug. 10-13 at the Hyatt Regency Mission Bay Spa & Marina in San Diego.
The conference is open to all RVIA member and enables one-on-one “appointment sessions” between RV suppliers and distributors. In conjunction with scheduled meetings, attendees will have the opportunity to get a first look at the latest products and services available, network with colleagues from around the country, hear presentations from thought leaders on the state of the industry and experience the Dealer Council.
“The opportunity to host one-on-one meetings with business partners and top decision makers from both suppliers and distributors, as well as to network throughout the event,” says Steve Johnson, Northern Wholesale Supply vice president and co-chair of the RV Aftermarket Committee, “makes the RV Aftermarket Executive conference a must-attend for any company that is operating in the aftermarket space, or for those considering entering the marketplace.”
“Moving forward, this event can not only continue to be a great place to do business and network,” says Piar Adams, Airxcel’s VP of aftermarket and international sales and co-chair of the RV Aftermarket Committee, “but also a forum where all of us can learn more about the ever-evolving consumer and how to best remain competitive in the years to come.”
A full schedule including speakers and sessions for the 2019 event in Denver will be developed over the next few months and event registration will open in spring of 2019.