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 .
Fri Apr 21, 2017
ELKHART — Alpha Systems LLC is seeking to invest $8.5 million in an expansion plan that will add 20 jobs by the end of 2020.
The Elkhart City Council passed a resolution allowing Alpha Systems LLC at 5120 Beck Drive to continue the process of seeking a five-year tax abatement during the phase-in period of the expansion project.
Formed in 1984, the company manufactures and distributes construction products and accessories to the recreational vehicle, marine and manufactured housing industries. Alpha Systems currently employs 320 individuals at an average wage of $18 per hour.