The world's largest maker of wind turbines, Vestas, is bringing over a hundred new jobs to our community, thanks to Colorado's commitment to a clean energy economy.
Vestas is locating its research-and-development facility in Louisville, where it plans to employ 75 to 125 engineers, scientists and support staff within the next year with an estimated payroll of $8 million.
Just last year, I supported one of the most aggressive tax incentives in state history for companies who bring new, good-paying jobs to the state and now with Vestas adding these jobs in our backyard, we’re starting to see the desired outcome.
This year, working with the state’s largest utilities, I helped pass legislation pledging 30% of its energy come from renewable sources like wind and solar by 2020 – the second highest goal in the nation. Vestas and our own local engineers will be a part of achieving this impressive goal.
Myself and my fellow Democrats in the state legislature have aggressively worked to diversify Colorado's energy portfolio, to drive innovation, and to train our workforce for tomorrow’s green-collar jobs. In the process, the state’s attracted more than 1,800 new companies, tens of thousands of new jobs, and millions in new investment to Colorado.
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