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 .
Thu Dec 8, 2016
Barnes & Thornburg LLP attorneys in Elkhart are settling into new digs, having left the downtown office they called home since 1996 and moving closer to the growing industrial corridor of the city’s recreational vehicle base.
J. Scott Troeger, managing partner of the Elkhart office, explains the firm’s new location near the Indiana Toll Road enables the attorneys to easily meet face-to-face with manufacturers throughout Elkhart County. Access to main thoroughfares will give the lawyers the ability to quickly get to Bristol, Middlebury, Goshen and Nappanee.
Elkhart County has been dubbed the “RV Capital of the World” because many towable and motorhome makers along with their suppliers are headquartered there. Troeger noted although technology lets attorneys work from anywhere, the practice of law is still a very personal business. Especially within Elkhart County, attorneys benefit from having a physical presence because many clients prefer in-person interactions.