The Ardmore Development Authority, Okla., has identified the wind industry as a target to attract companies to the area. The wind corridor (an area identified as having the strongest wind in the nation at a height of 50 feet) is located approximately 100 miles to the west of Ardmore. With its centralized U.S. location, immediate proximity to wind projects, and position in the heart of the wind corridor, Ardmore is an ideal site for tower and blade production, turbine component manufacturing, and repair and maintenance operations.
Dumas, Texas, is surrounded by six sites for wind energy. Each site has 10 megawatts of power, with eight to 16 turbines. You can see wind turbines from U.S. Highway 152 from Dumas to Borger; U.S. Highway 287 from Dumas; and FM 281 from Etter to Sunray. The sixth site is being erected adjacent to the Valero-McKee Refinery. Wind energy is a big part of the Texas Panhandle, positioning Dumas to work with additional developers in the area on several proposed wind farms.
Thinking of Joplin, Mo., as the next site for your headquarters or distribution center? Your first stop should be the Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce’s Web site. You’ll find a complete business profile of Joplin, including population, location, infrastructure, labor, education, real estate, and cost-of-living statistics. The Joplin Area Chamber of Commerce is a private, not-for-profit organization of business and professional people committed to improving the economic prosperity and quality of life in the Joplin area. Member of NASCO.