American wind power now supports 100,000 jobs in all 50 states. These include 25,000 manufacturing jobs at over 500 U.S. factories, many in America’s Rust Belt. Thanks to these workers, wind energy has become a new “cash crop” for farmers and ranchers, since 99 percent of turbines are built in rural areas. These landowners earn $245 million a year by leasing to turbines. And wind farm operators pay billions in added tax revenue that helps rural communities keep hospitals open and pay teachers’ salaries. This is an American success story. Wind energy works for America.
American-powered wind jobs
Wind energy supports more than 25,000 manufacturing jobs at over 500 factories in 43 states, including many states across America’s Rust Belt. Photos by Ed Collier/Wind Portrait Project.
The wind turbines have been a very good change to our income base, we have seen a nice improvement in our livelihood, something we can share with our families, share with our grand kids. - John Ussery, Farmer, Nolan, TX