One look at the map above will tell you Liberal, Kansas is ideally located to access the wind. In the heart of the central U.S. wind corridor, Liberal has excellent highway, railroad and air access. Liberal is on both Highway 54 and Highway 83 and is a designated Union Pacific wind distribution center.
Kansas is ranked second in the nation for wind energy potential and has more turbines under construction than any other state. More than 1,188 megawatts of wind will be installed in 2012, almost doubling the 1,274 megawatts currently on line.
Large, affordable tracts of land are available in Liberal, Kansas. Local incentives for qualifying businesses include industrial revenue bonds, property tax abatements and infrastructure improvements within the City’s industrial parks. The City works with state and federal agencies to customize incentive packages based primarily on job creation, wages and overall investment in the community.
Click here to visit the State of Kansas’ website for wind energy. Click here for further information about wind energy in Kansas. To see a wind energy resource map and electric transmission for the state of Kansas, click here.
Liberal’s workforce, experienced in manufacturing and resource extraction, will adapt perfectly to the wind industry. The labor force is diverse, including skilled and semi-skilled workers with a variety of technical and educational backgrounds. In addition, Seward County Community College/Area Technical School partners with local businesses to tailor workforce development programs to their needs.
For manufacturing… for operations & maintenance… for warehousing… for all things wind… Liberal is where you need to be for easy transportation, affordable land, a diligent workforce…
-and did we mention wind? If your business is expanding and proximity to wind is important, consider Liberal, Kansas. We’re ready to go to work for you!
Liberal has been recognized by the State of Kansas as the official home of Dorothy.