furrionlogoneElkhart County leaders have approved a tax break for a new technology research and innovation center, according to a report by the Elkhart Truth.

The Elkhart County Council on Saturday (Aug. 8) gave final approval for a 10-year tax phase-in for a proposed $4 million research and innovation center for Furrion LLC, a company that builds electronics for the RV and marine industries.

The resolution passed unanimously, with Council President John Letherman abstaining because of a family connection to the project.

The new facility is expected to create at least 20 jobs with an average wage of about $22 per hour, said Chris Stager, interim president and vice president of retention and expansion for the Economic Development Corp. of Elkhart County.

Last month, Furrion announced a distribution deal with RV parts supplier Lippert Components Inc.

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