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Pecos County Wind Farms: Local Economic Impact

Summary

  • Estimates the positive impact of the wind farms in Pecos County on jobs, gross sales in the county during construction, increased tax base, increased tourism dollars, and development of an industrial park
  • Includes a detailed look at the impact of the wind farms on schools.

Citation: Pecos County Wind Farms: Local Economic Impact
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Project Size: 403 MW
Number of Turbines: 474
Location: Pecos County , TX
Geographic Scope: Pecos County, TX
Turbine Ownership: Various
Type of Study: Post-Project
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Data Sources: Texas Workforce Commission

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Jobs Construction Operations (jobs/year) Total
Direct   30-35  
Indirect      
Induced      
Total 80-100    
Jobs/MW      

 

Income Construction Operations Total
Direct      
Indirect      
Induced      
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Taxes Direct Indirect Total
Local/State     $4,702,191.50 (2002)
Income      
Property      
Sales      
Total      

Developer Incentives: 5 year property tax abatement: 100% abatement, 10% of abated taxes will be donated to Midland College's Williams Regional Rechnical Training Center, developers must follow local spending and hiring policy guidelines.

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