In response to a growing interest in the Wind Energy Supply Chain Campus, the Iowa City Area Development (ICAD) Group has launched iowacitywind.com. This microsite connects multiple business components related to the wind energy industry, including land, labor, and transportation, with the benefits of doing business in the Iowa City area.
The site features a snapshot and important facts about Iowa City and provides links to detailed information on the ICAD Group Web site. Users can link to laborshed reports, detailed property information about the campus and obtain a free transportation quote to estimate costs of shipping products to and from the area.
‘Just a few years ago, wind energy companies didn't know about the strong assets our market has to support the growth of the wind energy industry,’ says Joe Raso, ICAD Group president. ‘Now they're finding extraordinary opportunities are available in the Iowa City area.’
Among the strengths of the Iowa City area and the Wind Energy Supply Chain campus, according to the ICAD Group, are its proximity to Clipper Windpower in Cedar Rapids and Acciona North America in West Branch, the availability of rail and multiple transportation companies, and the availability and capability of a skilled and highly educated workforce.
SOURCE: Iowa City Area Development Group