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U.S. Sen. Coats to Host RV Industry Roundtable

August 15, 2011 by · Leave a Comment 

U.S Sen. Dan Coats (R-Ind.) is hosting a CEO Roundtable meeting for the RV industry at the Elkhart Chamber of Commerce on Aug. 17 at 3:30 p.m.

According to a press releases, chairmen, CEOs, presidents, COOs, CFOs and general managers of Indiana-based RV companies are invited to participate in the meeting by sharing and exchanging information.

The purpose of the meeting is to:

● Get a feel for the specific challenges of the industry in northeastern Indiana.

● Discuss current federal (and state) tax structure and cumulative taxes that effect how the RV industry does business.

● Discuss how the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) or other federal agencies can be helpful or problematic to the industry. EDA is a bureau within the U.S. Department of Commerce, whose mission is to lead the federal economic development agenda by promoting innovation and competitiveness, preparing American regions for growth and success in the worldwide economy. EDA encourages programs that promote job growth and business expansion in today’s technologies and in discovering tomorrow’s. The EDA supports key initiatives among regional areas across the United States, thereby developing economic stability through intergovernmental and public/private sector collaboration.

This would also be an opportunity to revisit key issues that were raised this past June during the Recreation Vehicle Industry Association’s (RVIA) Capitol Hill Advocacy Day meeting with Sen. Coats, including the Generalized System of Preferences (GSP); FEMA replacing its ambient air standard for formaldehyde with the CARB/EPA “wood product” standard; and, an RV exemption from HUD manufactured housing safety Standards.

There is no cost to attend the event, which is expected to last approximately until 5:00 p.m. For more information, contact Jay Landers, RVIA’s senior director of government affairs, at (703) 620-6003 (ext. 354) or jlanders@rvia.org.

 

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