OTHER VOICES: Wind energy grows in importance to Iowa's economy
Friday, August 16, 2019
Whether you’re in New York City, Silicon Valley, or Des Moines, when a globally recognized company makes a big bet on your community, it’s news worth celebrating. Over the last decade, Iowa has had plenty of cause to celebrate when it comes to attracting significant economic development projects.
We know Iowa is a great place to live, work, and raise a family. But let’s face it: it takes more than a short commute and a friendly attitude to lure the world’s best, largest companies to the Hawkeye State. What often tips the scales, though, is laying the groundwork for future potential growth: the ability for a community to grow, expand and thrive based on key investments. Here in Iowa, this often means access to a strong workforce and agricultural economy, but it also means access to modern energy sources.