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.

RVIA's Hugelmeyer Encouraging Advocacy

Fri May 3, 2019
Author: RV News Staff

155689849898672.pngRVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer has released a statement encouraging participation in RVs Move America Week June 2-6 in Washington, D.C. He also emphasizes the importance of advocacy.

“Although the RV Industry Association pursues its advocacy agenda 365 days a year, the advocacy events surrounding RVs Move America Week are the appointed time during which this agenda becomes our singular focus,” Hugelmeyer says. “Our Government Affairs team brings members from across the RV industry to Capitol Hill and federal agencies to engage policy-makers so that we can create a favorable business environment, protect against onerous legislation and regulations and to make it easier for consumers to buy, drive and own an RV.”

Hugelmeyer says Advocacy Day has been a staple of Committee Week for nearly two decades and has become so successful that RVIA has expanded it further into RVs Move America Week so that participants can meet with more members of Congress and policymakers from key federal agencies.

Hugelmeyer cites these results from last year’s meetings:

• More cosponsors and support for the National Park Restoration Act (S.2509 or H.R.5210) and the Recreation Not Red Tape Act (S.1633 and H.R. 3400)
• Increased trust and confidence between the RV industry and NHTSA
• Interest from the Office of the Vice President on the inclusion of a “Recreation Title” in any infrastructure package
• Recruited seven new RV caucus members.

Highlights of this year’s schedule include:

• The release of the updated “RVs Move America Economic Impact Study” on Capitol Hill where attendees will hear from members of the House RV Caucus
• An expanded schedule of Capitol Hill and federal agency meetings that begins Tuesday afternoon and continues through Wednesday
• A special two-hour meeting with the National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) that will include discussions on key RV industry issues, as well as an opportunity to meet with a range of NHTSA officials
• Breakout issue trainings led by experts for each of the policy areas being discussed on Capitol Hill
• Expanded meetings with key agencies including the Department of Interior, Department of Agriculture, Department of Commerce, and the U.S. Trade Representative.

The advocacy events will be capped off with the 6th Annual RV Caucus Reception on the Hill, which will give you an opportunity to engage with fellow industry leaders and to meet with members of the RV Caucus.

To register, click here.