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 .

Elkhart Council Delays Vote on Winnebago Tax Abatement

Wed Mar 14, 2018
Author: RV News staff

151604927417466.pngThe Elkhart County Council earlier this week delayed making a decision on whether or not to provide Winnebago Industries a tax break on its expansion plans near Middlebury, Indiana.
The council deadlocked on a 2–2 vote Monday to table discussion until next meeting in April, according to a story from the Goshen News.

The council in January preliminarily approved the proposal to give the Forest City, Iowa-based company a 10-year phase-in on real estate taxes and a 7-year tax phase-in on equipment, according to the paper.

The story reported that Winnebago plans to invest about $12.3 million to develop a high-tech manufacturing campus around its location on 14th Street on Middlebury’s outskirts. The first stage calls for building two facilities, totaling 180 square feet, that would become operational by October or November, followed potentially by another two buildings in the next 18 to 24 months.

The County Council’s next meeting is scheduled for April 14.