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 .

Goshen City Council Approves Land Request for New Lippert Facility

Thu Oct 26, 2017

148337218592981.jpgGOSHEN, Ind. — Goshen City Council members Tuesday got the ball rolling on a land annexation request that if approved could lead to the construction of a major multi-facility development by Lippert Components.

During the meeting, council members approved a request by Lippert Components Inc. to begin the process of annexation for a parcel of land that is about 150 acres in size and located at 16629 C.R. 36 on the city’s south side.

According to Mark Brinson, community development director for the city, Lippert officials plan to use the property as the location of a new manufacturing facility focused on light manufacturing, research and development with the potential for multiple facilities at the site.

“Lippert explained that they are looking at this site for a major investment in a new manufacturing facility in Goshen, which would be a pretty major investment in the community,” Brinson told the Goshen News. “They will require city water and sewer utilities to make that project work, and that will require them to be annexed into the city. So this is the first step in the annexation process.”

Shannon Marks, legal compliance administrator for the city, noted that while Tuesday’s approval gets the process for annexation moving, there will still be multiple opportunities for the council to discuss the request before it receives final approval.