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 .

Elkhart Labor Pool Getting Smaller

Mon Mar 6, 2017

ELKHART, Indiana — The leaders of the Elkhart County Economic Development Corp. warned elected officials Wednesday against letting a shortage of quality workers creep up on them.

President Mark Dobson spoke to current and newly elected officials from the county and from cities including Elkhart, Nappanee, Middlebury and Bristol about how the EDC could help them attract and retain businesses in their communities, according to a story by the Elkhart Truth.

One of the biggest concerns now among both existing employers and potential new ones is lack of workforce, Dobson and Vice President of Retention and Expansion Chris Stager say.

Additional Information: http://www.elkharttruth.com/news/good-problem-elkhart-county-s-labor-pool-getting-stretched-further/article_40066506-a765-5ad0-9953-cab6195f18da.html