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Wind Economic Development Resources and Tools

This page lists wind-related economic development resources and tools such as publications, Web resources, and news.

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Date State Type of Information Program Area Title
4/1/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs Midwest
4/18/2016 VA Publication
Econ. Dev.
Report: Virginia Offshore Wind Economy Could Employ More than 14,000
5/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy and Commerce Departments Announce Lab Partnership Opportunities for U.S. Small Businesses and Manufacturers
5/5/2016 NY Publication
Econ. Dev.
Clean Jobs New York
5/18/2016 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
Sustainable Manufacturing, Advanced Research and Technology (SMART) Wind Roadmap
5/25/2016 Publication
Econ. Dev.
IRENA Report: Renewable Energy Employs 8.1 Million People Worldwide
7/14/2016 KS News
Video
Econ. Dev.
Wind Destroyed Kansas Town, Now Wind Powers It
7/26/2016 WY News
Econ. Dev.
Policy
A Tale of Two States: Wyoming Wants Wind Energy Factory Jobs, Neighbor Colorado Has Them
8/1/2016 SC Publication
Econ. Dev.
Wind Energy and Economic Development in South Carolina
8/1/2016 NC News
Econ. Dev.
North Carolina Ports Help Make New Amazon Wind Farm a Reality
8/1/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Business Network for Offshore Wind Invites Suppliers to Register in Supply Chain Portal
8/17/2016 Publication
Small Wind
Econ. Dev.
U.S. Department of Energy 2015 Wind Technologies Market Report
10/11/2016 CO News
Econ. Dev.
Working in the Fastest-Growing Profession: The Atlantic Interviews a Wind Turbine Technician
10/20/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
DOE Releases Round 3 Funding for Small Business Vouchers Program
10/24/2016 MD News
Econ. Dev.
Maryland Universities Form National Offshore Wind Innovation Center
11/8/2016 Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Link to Rural Development and a Renewable Future
11/10/2016 News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Turning to Turbines: As Commodity Prices Remain Low, Wind Energy Leases Offer a Welcome Source of Income for Farmers
11/15/2016 MN Publication
Econ. Dev.
Minnesota Clean Energy: Economic Impacts and Policy Drivers
11/16/2016 CO Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Winds of Change: The Great Plains' Powerful New Economic Dynamic
11/17/2016 MI Publication
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Farming the Wind: The Impact of Wind Energy on Farming
11/28/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Microsoft, General Motors Commit to Largest Wind Power Purchases to Date
12/4/2016 OH News
Econ. Dev.
LEEDCo Seeking Cleveland-Area Contractors and Suppliers for Icebreaker Wind Project
12/6/2016 News
Econ. Dev.
Google Will Reach 100% Renewable Energy for Its Operations in 2017
12/9/2016 NE News
Schools
Econ. Dev.
Program Helps Satisfy Nebraska's Growing Wind Energy Workforce Demand
12/15/2016 WY News
Public Power
Econ. Dev.
Two Major Western Transmission Line Projects Approved
1/11/2017 Publication
Econ. Dev.
2017 U.S. Energy and Employment Report
1/11/2017 News
Econ. Dev.
Energy Department Publishes U.S. Energy and Employment Report
1/17/2017 News
Econ. Dev.
U.S. Industry Reaping Financial Benefits with Wind Energy
1/17/2017 NE News
Agricultural
Econ. Dev.
Wind Farms Give Economic Boost to Northeast Nebraska
1/17/2017 NC News
Public Lands
Econ. Dev.
Interior Department to Auction 122,000 Acres Offshore North Carolina for Wind Energy Development
1/18/2017 WY News
Econ. Dev.
BLM Approves First 500 Turbines for Wyoming Wind Project
1/19/2017 MD News
Econ. Dev.
US Wind Hosts Third Maryland Supply Chain Meeting
1/25/2017 NY News
Econ. Dev.
New York Utility Approves Power Purchase Agreement for Nation's Largest Offshore Wind Farm
2/9/2017 NC News
Econ. Dev.
First Wind Farm in North Carolina Takes Flight

Software

Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool

The Distributed Wind Site Analysis Tool allows users to input location and terrain information about a potential wind system site in the United States and predict the energy output and environmental benefits of that site. The tool is designed to help potential wind energy system consumers choose the most effective site for their wind energy project.

Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool

A Web-based Distributed Wind Policy Comparison Tool and Guidebook helps utilities and policymakers advance the market for on-site wind generation across the nation. The Web tool's financial model measures the impact of various policy combinations on distributed wind turbine project economics and can be used to rank the "best and worst" state markets for returns on investment for various project scenarios.