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Old 04-06-2018, 01:34 AM   #1
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From Bust to Boomtown: Life in a Comeback City

Elkhart, Ind., was once the poster child for the recession. Now the economy is booming thanks to strong sales of RVs, the main industry here. And that's created a new challenge: a shortage of qualified workers. Photo: David Kasnic for The Wall Street Journal

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I don't mean to be a Debbie Downer, but I do worry though. To me, RVs are a lagging indicator of how the economy is doing. I'm reminded of the North Dakota oil field boom where has posting almost weekly about people wanting to take what rigs they have and get them ready for the harsh winters, only to have that entire industry go flat.

On one hand, I like the fact that the RV industry is booming. On the other hand, I worry that a boom just may cause a bust that might last for a longer time. It wasn't that long ago when had postings about a Chinese company that was trying to buy up Winnebago to shut it down and use its factories for assembling stuff stateside too bulky to ship.

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Here is a token link if you want to read full story.
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