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 .

Genesis Products Found Non-compliant with Tax Abatement

Mon Jun 12, 2017

ELKHART, Indiana — Elkhart City Council found two companies non-compliant with the terms of their tax abatements and indicated a labor shortage may be somewhat to blame.

Council members voted Monday to preliminarily find Genesis Products Inc. not in compliance with the terms of a three-year agreement granted in 2013, after the company reported that it fell short of its projections for new jobs and investments in manufacturing equipment. They also voted May 15 to find that Zeeland Lumber and Supply Co. did not meet the terms of a three-year tax phase-in given in 2013, after it reported falling short on new jobs and wages.

Representatives of both companies will address the council at a special meeting June 12 at 6 p.m., when a final determination will be made. State law requires a company to be within 95 percent of its projections to be found compliant and its tax abatement allowed to continue.

Additional Information: http://www.elkharttruth.com/hometown/elkhart/see-which-elkhart-companies-are-in-danger-of-losing-their/article_1a2838d1-d01d-5f14-9baa-8a650c403bee.html