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 Dec 13, 2016
Recreational vehicle parts-maker Lippert Components Inc. has offered to buy a piece of land owned and marketed by the Allen County Redevelopment Commission.
The commission today will consider a purchase agreement for $670,000 for about 52 acres of land along South Ryan Road from the rapidly expanding Elkhart company.
Lippert has $1.4 billion in revenue operation, making more than 40 acquisitions in the past 15 years. Lippert has more than 7,000 employees at 48 locations in the United States, Canada and Italy.
Additional Information: http://www.journalgazette.net/business/Parts-maker-bids-for-land-16806461