Iowa Gov. Reynolds issues statement after new report shows Iowa leads in wind energy jobs

Source: By Brenna Smith, Office of Governor Kim Reynolds and Lt. Governor Adam Gregg • Posted: Thursday, September 14, 2017

(DES MOINES) – Gov. Kim Reynolds issued the following statement Thursday after the Clean Jobs Midwest report showed Iowa leading in wind energy jobs.

“The newly released Clean Jobs Midwest report highlights what we know to be true in Iowa: renewable energy creates jobs and powers our economy.

 “It’s no surprise Iowa leads the region in wind energy jobs. But the report also found that job growth across many sectors (including renewable energy and fuels, advanced grid, energy efficiency and advanced transportation) is happening 12 times faster than all other jobs in the state.

 “Iowa’s renewable energy leadership is crucial to recruiting companies, including Apple’s recent data center announcement. In turn, we see more job growth in these sectors.

 “I look forward to continuing the momentum as our state continues to innovate and develop new technologies for the jobs of the future.”