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Old 04-29-2016, 08:39 AM
 
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I will say this. I think the wind energy industry is playing a part in Iowa having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.
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Old 04-30-2016, 07:55 PM
 
Location: Sioux Falls, SD area
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I will say this. I think the wind energy industry is playing a part in Iowa having one of the lowest unemployment rates in the nation.

It's helped in SD as well. There's a manufacturing plant in Howard, SD making the blades and a large plant in Brandon, SD called Marmen Energy that makes the superstructures. Marmen can't hire enough welders as they're always advertising for help and the pay is pretty good.
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Old 05-01-2016, 07:57 AM
 
Location: Jonesboro
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See the link below for a bit of context on Iowa's wind energy industry & some of the benefits accruing to the state overall.
For example, note the specific paragraph denoted to the wind energy situation in Pocahontas County.
As a tiny, shrinking county of fewer than 8,000 residents, the benefits to it's tax digest by the funding supplied through the wind farms located in that county are enormously beneficial. That financial impact for a tiny county of that size can hardly be overstated.

Iowa Wind Energy Association
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