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 Expands New Haven Location with $19M Project

Tue Mar 28, 2017

148337218592981.jpgLippert Components has announced plans to expand its New Haven presence with a $19 million project that will create 140 new jobs.

Lippert will invest more than $15.3 million to build a 380,000-square-foot factory at Edgerton and Ryan roads, according to a tax abatement application with Allen County’s Department of Planning Services. The property at 1400 Ryan Road is now zoned for agricultural use.

The company will invest $3.8 million in equipment, according to a story by The Journal Gazette. The operation will retain 185 jobs in New Haven and create 140 production and sewing positions by the end of 2019, when the facility is scheduled to open.

Additional Information: http://www.journalgazette.net/news/local/Project-may-add-100-plus-new-jobs-18421660