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 .

Forest River, Inc. Expanding To Northeast Indiana

Thu Dec 22, 2016

LAGRANGE, Indiana — Recreational-vehicle manufacturing giant Forest River Inc. is bringing an estimated 250 jobs to Lagrange by the end of next year as the Elkhart-based company made public its purchase of a 100-acre-plus industrial site on the town’s north side.

Monday night, Forest River requested that the LaGrange Town Council declare the former Dutch Housing complex on State Road 9 an economic revitalization area. That designation would allow Forest River to reap several state and local economic benefits, including a proposed 10-year $1.7 million tax abatement on the property and equipment.

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