Iowa produces 20 percent of all the electricity generated in the state from wind turbines, ranking it first in the nation and second in the world. Currently in Atlanta, Ga., the world's largest wind-focused exhibition in the world is taking place through June 6 at the Georgia World Congress Center held by the American Wind Energy Association. AWEA is a national trade association representing the wind industry, which is one of the world's fastest growing energy industries.
The Iowa Lakes Corridor Development Corporation is among the economic development groups represented at the show, with Kathy Evert, Corridor president and CEO, promoting Iowa's wind industry. Iowa is regarded as a world leader in the wind energy field, so economic developers from across the state are currently in Atlanta promoting the industry.
The theme for the WINDPOWER 2012 is "Manufacturing the FUTURE today."
WINDPOWER 2012 allows experts and leaders in the wind power industry to network and learn from others in the field. Professionals from across the nation and world come to find solutions to improve their businesses and reconnect with others in the wind energy business. The importance of the wind industry in the United States is at an all time high as the industry employs 75,000 people.
The WINDPOWER 2012 Conference & Exhibition is the largest annual wind-focused exhibition in the world- it features over 1,000 exhibitors and hosts tens of thousands of attendees. Business leaders from across the nation will learn about the latest wind technology innovations from industry leaders and how to successfully implement those innovations into their operations to maximize efficiencies and cut costs, ultimately driving the industry forward.
For more information on Iowa's wind industry, visit www.iowawindenergy.org