Renewable Energy Generates Opportunity in Small Towns
That's why it is so important that we encourage locally owned, community-scale renewable energy production. We don't need ethanol plants owned by an investment firm out of Boston (or Omaha, for that matter). We need locally owned biofuel facilities that employ accountants, engineers, marketing specialists, etc. in our small towns. We need wind companies that employ locals not only for construction needs, but for manufacturing, design, power distribution and other jobs.
For rural communities to thrive, we must attract and retain top-notch young adults, relying on economic activity that is built on the assets of rural America. Nebraska Renewable Energy Systems has brought young adults to our small town, and they're building a future for all of rural America.