This year the partnership personally met with 26 manufacturing
companies and wind developers actually looking for either new
locations or new warehouse and distribution centers. Some of the
companies on this list include international companies from China
and Germany. At least one of the companies is a U.S. Fortune 100
company actively looking for warehouse space.
2009 in Chicago last year, Smiley met with 19 companies actively
looking for sites. Five of these companies actually came to Logan
County for site visits. In 2010, the partnership will make contact
with all 26 leads in the expectation some will make site visits to
It is worth noting that Windpower 2010 also attracted six
governors and former President George Bush.
"During my 10-plus years in economic development, I have attended
dozens of trade shows. Windpower 2009 and Windpower 2010 were two of
the top shows in terms of active leads that I have ever
experienced," Smiley said.
The Lincoln & Logan County Development Partnership is the
economic development agency for Logan County, serving businesses,
government and residents of the county. The partnership’s mission is
to enhance the economic prosperity and quality of life in Logan
[Text from file received from
Lincoln & Logan County