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 .

Cummins Officially Opens Indianapolis Building

Fri Jan 6, 2017

145322220422564.jpgINDIANAPOLIS - Columbus-based Cummins Inc. officially took the wraps off of its $30 million global distribution business headquarters in downtown Indianapolis on Friday.

Chief Executive Officer Tom Linebarger says the company aimed for an innovative design where "the walls are down" with every workspace encouraging collaboration. Mayor Joe Hogsett calls the building "truly transformative" for its economic and architectural significance.

Linebarger says opening the new headquarters is a major milestone for the engine and fuel system manufacturer, because it is "not just opening a building, it's entering a community." He says the building will help the company attract and retain great talent in a vibrant, growing city. The building is on the site of the former Market Square Arena, in an area that Linebarger says is ready to flourish.

He says the goal of the building's design was to create an innovative space for employees to work.

"If you go and see some of the floors, every single place on the floor is near a window," Linebarger says. "What building have you ever been in where every place is near a window?"

Additional Information: http://www.insideindianabusiness.com/story/34192799/opening-marks-a-huge-day-for-cummins