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 .

Lippert Components Planning on New Manufacturing Plant

Fri Mar 24, 2017

148337218592981.jpgElkhart, Indiana-based Lippert Components plans to build a $19.17 million, 380,000-square-foot manufacturing plant in New Haven that is expected to create 140 new jobs by the end of 2019.

Lippert paid the Allen County Redevelopment Commission $670,000 for 52 acres at 1400 Ryan Road late last year but released no details of its plans until filing a request for a tax abatement with the county's Department of Planning Services — a request to be considered by New Haven City Council next week, according to a story by the Fort Wayne News Sentinel.

In 2015, Lippert completed a $16 million deal to acquire Signature Seating at 6900 Nelson Road in New Haven, and that operation and its 185 employees will be incorporated into the new facility.

Additional Information: http://www.news-sentinel.com/article/20170324/NEWS/170329880