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 .

Third Time's a Charm for Lippert's Annexation Request in Goshen

Mon Mar 5, 2018

151604927417466.pngThe third time was a charm for the annexation of approximately 153 acres of land by Lippert Components Manufacturing Inc., in Goshen, Indiana.

Goshen City Council members on Tuesday gave their final nod of approval to the request, the third time the council has heard it in as many months, according to a story in the Goshen News. During the meeting, council members voted on second reading to approve a request by Lippert for the annexation of three parcels of land located east of and adjacent to the existing Goshen city limits on the north and south sides of County Road 36, just southeast of the Elkhart County 4-H Fairgrounds.

“Central to the request is a plan by Lippert to use the annexed property as the location of a new $20 million facility focused on light manufacturing, research and development with the potential for multiple facilities at the site,” the newspaper reported. “The company builds components for the recreational vehicle industry.

“Council members had originally been set to vote on the request on first reading during their Jan. 16 meeting, though the request was eventually tabled after several residents raised concerns about the proposed annexation and its potential impact to their homes,” the story reports.

Eventually, a second company, involved in the annexation proceedings, D-ACT-Z, was dropped from the request, which involved six parcels totaling more than 330 acres. The Lippert annexation was then allowed to proceed.