24 Jan '12, 6pm

WindTV: Wind power drives commerce in small town America

With employment opportunities hard to come by in Milford, Utah a few years ago, Mike Mayer took matters into his own hands. He created his own job. Opening up “Mike’s Tire and Oil” shop “basically on the flip of a coin” because the area’s economy was failing to provide adequate employment options, Mayer, a lifelong resident of the area, ended up getting a boost from a newcomer in town: wind power. The story of how First Wind’s Milford Wind project has impacted Mayer’s auto shop and other local businesses is the subject of the latest segment on WindTV , the American Wind Energy Association’s (AWEA) vehicle to highlight how wind works for America. In the video, Mayer tells of how he grew up in an area that has experienced “some down times,” as he puts it, through the years. But as soon as the wind farm started going up, says Mayer, “It brought in a lot of new business, a lot...

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