2019 RVIA Economic Impact Study

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RVs Move America Economic Impact Study was released June 3, 2019 at the RVIA annual meeting.

It revealed the RV industry has an overall economic impact on the US economy of $114 billion, supports nearly 600,000 jobs, with more than $32 billion in wages, and pays more than $12 billion in federal, state, and local taxes.

The announcement was made by Garry Enyart, RVIA chairman, and Onan/Cummins Director of Mobile Generator Sales & Coach Care.

For more information on the $114 billion total economic impact and what it includes, click 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.”