Lawmakers, industry leaders attend RV Industry Power Breakfast

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ELKHART, Ind. -- The 6th Annual RV Industry Power Breakfast was held Thursday morning at the Northern Indiana Event Center.

More than 900 people attended the breakfast to show their support and the new success of the business.

U.S. Senator Joe Donnelly, D-Ind. was the keynote speaker. U.S. Representative Jackie Walorski, R-District 2, U.S. Senator Todd Young, R-Ind., US Interior Secretary Ryan Zinke and U.S. Representative Tim Banks, R-District 3 also attended.

"We come here to celebrate RVing. We come here to celebrate an industry that literally serves lots and lots of Hoosiers in the district," Walorski said.

It was a celebration of 10 years of hard work - and turning around an economy that seemed to be doomed during the recession.

"This was ground zero back in the day when the economy really hit the ground. But now were back on top, with record sales record income. The American dream coming back into the Hoosier families," Walorski said.

Everyone in attendance was focused on what northern Indiana needs to keep their success and strength alive.

"The RV industry is so critical to our economy. When you look so many families are involved n it and so many people are working in it, it makes the American dream come true. That mom and dad can have a great job and buy a home taking care of the family. When the RV industry is strong, northern Indiana is strong," Donnelly said.

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