Wind farm project tops list as 2011's largest investment in Ohio operations

As the decline in the American industrial sector lead Ohio and other states in the Midwest to be referred to as "The Rust Belt," the development of shale gas, a drop in the state's unemployment and an increase in private business investment are helping the state shake this association with abandoned, dilapidated factories, The Columbus Dispatch reports. Two of the largest investments in Ohio last year were wind energy projects, with a $600 investment in the Blue Creek Wind Farm from Iberdrola Renewables topping the list, according to an infographic accompanying the article (See the March, 12, 2012 blog – "Iberdrola completes construction of Ohio wind farm"). EDP Renewables' Timber Road II wind project also made the list. For more, read the full story here