Forum to discuss future of wind industry


WALLA WALLA - The wind industry's future in Southeast Washington will be the subject of a community forum Monday.

The presentation and discussion will begin at 8 a.m. in the community meeting room at the Walla Walla Regional Airport terminal building. The event is free, and registration is not required.

According to organizers, speakers will provide an update on the industry, outline lessons learned from interviews with more than 20 wind energy developers and highlight industry success stories.

They will also offer connections with local programs and resources designed to help small business owners overcome barriers to succeeding in the industry. A discussion of the findings will follow.

Sponsors include the U.S. Department of Agriculture, the Port of Walla Walla, Walla Walla Community College, the Southeast Washington Economic Development Association and Northwest SEED (Sustainable Energy for Economic Development).


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