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 .
Tue Sep 20, 2016
ELKHART, Indiana — A few local companies could have tax incentives re-evaluated in 2017 after announcements of layoffs earlier in the year.
Five companies – Chassix in Bristol, CTS in Elkhart, EverGreen RV in Middlebury, Harman International in Elkhart and Goshen Coach in Goshen – have announced plans to lay off a combined total of around 1,400 employees since early this past spring.
The layoffs have thrown into question whether or not the companies will have to pay back any tax incentives they might have received for expansions or job creation plans that did not meet expectations.