Iowa and Wind Power — a Good Mix

October 19, 2009 by Emsi Burning Glass

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EMSI had the privilege last year to work on the Central Iowa Regional Innovation Project. The steps taken helped the town of Newton and surrounding region rebound from the loss of Maytag and attract several new industries — most notably wind energy firms. (More can be found in this case study.)

Now Iowa as a whole is gaining a reputation as a wind power magnet. The Wall Street Journal had a piece today on the state, which is the nation’s second-largest producer of wind power after eclipsing California.