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 .

Open House Supplier Exhibition to Return

Wed Mar 27, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155362933615574.pngThe RV Supplier and Vendor Exhibition will return for a second year during the Elkhart Open House Sept. 23-26.

“Altogether we will have a maximum of 150 booths,” says organizer Randall Jeremiah. “We’ve had a decent response so far and we are working to get exhibitors to finalize their deals. Some companies will probably take two or three spaces. This will be a great chance for dealers and OEMs to meet with suppliers.”

Jeremiah says 70 companies were represented at last year’s event and many of them will be returning. He says he is working to secure an exact location for the exhibition.

Jeremiah, who says he has been associated with the RV industry since 1987, says his organization is off to an earlier start this year with planning for the exhibition. He also says the exhibition will use a nicer tent this year, similar to the one Thor Industries used for its lunch area at Open House last year.

“We always thought there should be vendors and suppliers at the Open House,” Jeremiah says. “We got started at the last-minute last year, basically at the end of May.”