Over 17,000 Iowa wind-related jobs possible by 2020, says Navigant Consulting

By Michelle Froese Over 17,000 wind-related jobs and over $9 billion in additional economic activity are possible by 2020, according to recent Navigant Consulting analysis highlighted by the Iowa Wind Energy Association (IWEA) and the American Wind Energy Association (AWEA).
Compared to other states, Iowa is projected to contain the third most wind-related jobs in 2020, trailing only Texas and Colorado.
The findings come as wind-energy supporters took to the State Capitol to meet with state legislators and Gov. Branstad and Lt Gov. Reynolds, calling on Iowa officials to continue policies growing wind energy in Iowa.
“Governor Terry Branstad knows wind works for Iowa and it’s

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