Economic Development Potential of Wind Energy (Webinar)
October 31, 2013
- 1:30 p.m.
MAREC, 200 Viridian Drive, Muskegon, MI 49440
Thursday, October 31
12:00 to 1:30 pm
Webinar Presented Live at MAREC
Jim Lanard, President
Offshore Wind Development Coalition
Darlene Snow, Executive Director
Wind Energy Foundation
Presented by the International Economic Development Council (IEDC)
Sponsored by Muskegon Area First, MAREC and The Right Place
with webinar hostings in Muskegon and Grand Rapids
This free webinar provides an economic development perspective on the growth of wind energy. IEDC will also discuss its two recent reports on wind energy.
The first report, “Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses,” interviews renewable energy companies to identify local and state assets most important to company growth; the relative importance of local and regional policy tools; the top challenges to company growth; and the economic development programs most helpful to RE companies.
The second report, “Creating the Clean Energy Economy” provides an analysis of the offshore wind energy industry and outlines how economic developers can unlock the potential of this industry to grow local wealth, jobs and investment.
Attendance is free; refreshments will be provided. RSVP requested.
Download the Reports
Understanding Renewable Energy Businesses: Aligning Renewable Energy Firms and Economic Developers: A Survey of Renewable Energy Companies
Creating the Clean Energy Economy
» Download "Analysis of the Offshore Wind Energy Industry"
» Download executive summary
This webinar is available at no cost, thanks to grants from the Energy Foundation, Wind Energy Foundation, Solar Foundation and Rockefeller Brothers Fund.