BENEFITS OF WIND FARMS

 

For Our County Economy

 

  • Businesses such as the gas stations, restaurants, grocery stores, and the housing market all benefited from the workers that were here when developing the farms and because of the workers that have stayed to maintain the farms.
  • Increased workforce—over 95 new jobs created with an average pay of $40,000/year plus good benefits and paid vacation days.
  • A new tourism center.
  • Additional uses for our rich farm ground.

 For Our County Government

Income from the wind farms has allowed our county council and commissioners to work together in paying off county debts.

 

For Our County Schools

Benton Community School Corporation received a monetary gift from Benton County government.

For Our County Residents

 

Lower property taxes.

Major road improvements.

For Our Towns and Townships

Received money for projects developed within their community.