Indiana’s Elkhart County has one of the lowest unemployment rates in the country, just 2.2%. Many say the area is thriving, calling it a community on the rise, but just how long can that last?

WSBT reported that it’s been 10 years since one of the worst recessions in history.

While the rest of the country was suffering from the 2008 recession, Elkhart County seemed to be in a depression.

The workforce depended on the RV industry. When things went bad, the first thing people stopped buying was RVs. Now that industry is back, though the question remains, will it continue to boom or bust?

Summer is in full swing in downtown Elkhart. It’s known as the city with a heart, but if downtown is the heart, what keeps it pumping are the hundreds of RV factories throughout the county.

“It’s kind of soup to nuts in the RV industry. Whatever you need is produced here in Elkhart, Indiana,” said Mark Dobson, the president of the Economic Development Corporation of Elkhart County.

About 47,000 people in the county are tied to RVs.

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