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Introducing Big Bend Wind

The Big Bend Wind project provides an opportunity to help address Minnesota's growing electricity demand with clean, homegrown energy, while diversifying Cottonwood County economy and supporting jobs in the local community. 

Big Bend Wind will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for local schools, governments, and landowners. In the long term, the project promises to bring sustained tax revenue to the county for the local government and schools, as well as more than 30 years of local purchasing, employment, and investment.

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Big Bend will create jobs and generate an entirely new source of long-term revenue for Cottonwood County, local government services, and property owners. The total direct financial impact to the region will be in the millions of dollars over the life of the project, with additional indirect economic benefits to the local economy.

Landowners that sign up property for the project will receive annual payments. These payments will continue over the projected 30-year lifespan of the wind farm, injecting tens of millions of dollars into the economy of Cottonwood County to support local merchants, contractors, equipment suppliers, auto dealers, and others. The power from Big Bend Wind will be delivered into the Minnesota electrical grid, reducing the need to import electricity from outside markets.