More than 850 business leaders and law makers gathered for the annual RV Power Breakfast this morning in Elkhart County at the RV Hall of Fame.
While there, keynote speaker Indiana Gov. Eric Holcomb signed a new law to help the RV Industry by lowering taxes on out-of-state buyers.
This story originally appeared in WSBT 22.
Many RV manufacturers are also wondering how to find much-needed workers.
Holcomb talked about the state’s low unemployment rate and how it affects hiring in the RV industry, and the overall need for a stronger workforce.
Local community leaders and RV companies have been looking into ways to attract and retain workers in the RV industry around the area as companies continue to expand. Help on the state level is a big plus.
The labor shortage, commented RVIA President Frank Hugelmeyer, is actually driving company expansions away from the RV industry’s central hub in Elkhart.
As part of the event, Sens. Joe Donnelly and Todd Young spoke by video. Congresswoman Jackie Walorski and Congressman Jim Banks spoke in person.