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 Gets Initial Annexation Agreement

Thu Feb 1, 2018

151631367340658.pngThe Goshen Redevelopment Commission approved economic incentives for Lippert Components and another firm Tuesday during a special meeting which grew heated as residents questioned why they were acting without more knowledge of the annexation the incentives are tied to, according to an article in the Elkhart Truth.

The commission voted 3-2 on separate agreements with Lippert Components and D-Act-Z, which are seeking annexation of about 150 acres north of C.R. 36, the article states. The agreements would use tax-increment finance district revenue to reimburse whichever company first develops the land with infrastructure such as water and sewer lines and a sidewalk.

Lippert plans to build a $20 - $40 million facility on its portion of the land, according to Steve Jenkins, vice president of operations. D-Act-Z, a Middlebury company formed in 2016 with Daryl Zook serving as principal, does not have any known plans for its property.

Read the article in its entirety here.