The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation (LCEDC) announced the award of a $50,000 grant from the LaGrange County Investment Fund to Crossroads RV.
The company announced in December, 2011 that it was expanding operations and constructing a new facility at their campus in the Town of Topeka. The project is expected to result in the creation of up to 250 new jobs at Crossroads RV by 2014, and will include approximately $3.9 million in new investment in the community.
“We are thankful for the assistance from the LCEDC and the LaGrange County Investment Fund,” said Don Emahiser, President of Crossroads RV. “We were nearing capacity with our current facilities, and really needed to find additional manufacturing space. This grant from the Investment Fund really helped us make constructing a new facility that is tailored to our needs a reality.”
“We are always happy to help a local company like Crossroads RV expand their operations in our community,” said Ken Mishler, Chair of the LaGrange County Investment Fund Advisory Board. “This grant helped Crossroads RV create another large investment into our LaGrange County community and we are thrilled that they have continued to grow locally.”
The LaGrange County Investment Fund was set up by the LCEDC with assistance from the LaGrange County Commissioner’s and LaGrange County Council in late 2009 as a fund to help give LaGrange County a competitive edge for projects that would create jobs, add to the tax base, and have a large positive economic impact on the community. The Crossroads RV grant represents the largest job creation project to date.
“Making LaGrange County attractive for business investment is the main goal of the LCEDC and the Investment Fund. We are thankful to the LaGrange County Commissioners and Council for giving us the ability to provide an investment incentive such as this to our customers to help them bring growth to our community,” said Mark Leu, Chairman of the Board for the LCEDC. “Their foresight in helping the LCEDC create this fund continues to pay dividends for our economic development efforts.”
"Crossroads RV has been a great partner for the Town of Topeka and LaGrange County, and we're excited that they have continued to grow in our community," said Keith Gillenwater, President and CEO of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation. “A local success story like the continued growth of Crossroads RV as one of our largest employers is truly what the mission of the LCEDC is all about – bettering the lives of all in our community through the opportunities that economic development brings.”