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Stimulus Well Runs Dry – For Now

With the recently enacted CARES Act having launched just over a week ago, the nearly $350 billion allocated for the Paycheck Protection Program (PPP) is expected to run dry in the coming days.

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Elkhart County Unemployment Claims Skyrocket

While it is obvious to industry observers that unemployment is up dramatically in Elkhart County since the COVID-19 crisis forced the closure of many RV plants, the official unemployment numbers for the past three weeks makes the full extent of that reality crystal clear.

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RV Rentals See Big Declines

RV rentals for family road trips have all but dried up, according to rental executives. Health professionals and people too vulnerable to potential COVID-19 infection to fly commercial airlines now make up the bulk of rental consumers.

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