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 .

Elkhart City Council Reverses Findings on Dometic Non-Compliance

Mon Jul 25, 2016

ELKHART, Indiana — The Elkhart City Council has reversed three preliminary findings deeming Dometic Corp. and two other firms non-compliant with terms of the tax breaks they received for expansion plans.

The council had initially decided last month that Genesis Products Inc., Dometic Corp. and Zeeland Lumber Operations didn't fully comply with terms of tax abatements granted by the city, putting their tax breaks at risk.

But those initial determinations stemmed in part from confusion over some of the details in the paperwork the firms filed as part of the routine annual review of their tax breaks. On receiving clarification and additional information from company officials, the council voted unanimously this week to deem all three in compliance with the abatements.

Additional Information: http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/elkhart/elkhart-city-council-changes-course-deems-three-firms-compliant-with/article_14327e08-fcf3-5c54-9afc-ba30aee05297.html