Long Prairie Wind will be a significant economic development project in Ohio, with the potential of injecting up to $900 million in private investment in the region. Apex Clean Energy estimates that Long Prairie Wind will deliver approximately $41 million in new revenue for the county and local townships over the life of the project. Landowners participating in the project will receive roughly $41 million during this same time. Another $81 million in payments will go to the local schools. The new tax revenues will make additional funding available for local government, schools, and emergency services.
Furthermore, Long Prairie Wind will create and sustain jobs. In the near term, hundreds of local construction jobs and local purchasing of materials and services will boost the local economy, while in the long term the project will create up to 20 full-time local jobs for turbine operations and maintenance.