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 .
Mon Jun 10, 2019
Author: RV News
RVIA is taking nominations for the 2018 aftermarket product of the year and the 2019 Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement award. Winners will be announced during the RV Aftermarket Executive Conference in August at the Embassy Suites Downtown Convention Center in Denver, Colo.
The RV Aftermarket Awards program was designed to recognize individuals, suppliers and distributors, who are committed to excellence and growth in the aftermarket industry, as well as highlight the newest and most popular products.
The Aftermarket Product of the Year Award recognizes new products in the RV industry. A panel of dealers and distributors, selected by the RVIA Aftermarket Committee, will consider innovation, functionality, value, quality and technology to determine a first, second and third-place winner.
The Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement Award recognizes individuals who have significantly contributed to the success of the RV aftermarket industry. In 2018, Bob Brammer, president of Stromberg Carlson Products, was selected.
The Supplier and Distributor of the Year will also be announced during the four-day conference.
RV industry professionals meet at the annual event to develop their strategies for expanding their business in the coming year.
The Aug. 12 to 15 conference is open to all RVIA members. Suppliers and distributors can meet for one-on-one appointments during the event, as well as learn about the business from successful industry leaders. It also gives them a chance to take a look at the latest products and services in the aftermarket segment
Submissions for Product of the Year and the Jim Barker Lifetime Achievement Award are being accepted through June 30. For more information, please click here.