Recession in America's RV Capital: Elkhart, Indiana (USA)

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Great Lakes, one of a handful of RV dealerships still in business on Nappannee Street in Elkhart, Indiana on April 8, 2009.  The city has seen a dramatic increase in unemployment in the last year from 4.5% to 20% as RV dealerships and manufacturers shed jobs with the onset of the global economic recession and the precarious nature of the American auto and housing markets.