One of the biggest long-term projects coming to Currituck County is the development of our off-shore energy resources. Major investments from corporations, energy providers and local, state and national government promise to bring business, benefits and a boom to the local economy.
The U.S. wind industry is a major economic development driver. In addition to job creation and billions of dollars in project investment, the wind industry invests heavily in local communities, providing significant revenue in the form of property, state, and local taxes.
"Energy providers are typically some of the largest taxpayers in rural counties. These tax payments can fund local schools, hospitals, police and fire departments."
- Southeast Wind Coalition
"...states with attractive renewable energy policies can spur economic investment from corporate customers and wind project developers alike. Companies investing in wind energy prefer to site new facilities near the wind projects where their energy is procured."
- American Wind Energy Association