LaGrange County Gives Preliminary Approval to Tax Abatements for Pioneer Wind Energy, LLC.


LaGrange County Gives Preliminary Approval to Tax Abatements for Pioneer Wind Energy, LLC.


LaGrange, IN. (February 8, 2010) — The LaGrange County Council today through a consensus vote granted preliminary approval of tax abatements for the proposed wind farm in development by Pioneer Wind Energy, LLC.
The preliminary approval was requested by Pioneer Wind Energy, LLC and the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, and was approved unanimously. Full approval of the abatements can then be requested by the company after determining the exact locations of each of the proposed wind turbines, as well as the number and size. The abatement, if fully approved after the exact specifications are determined, would be for a period of ten years, and covers the full scale of the proposed wind farm project.  
“The LaGrange County Council recognizes the large positive impact that this project will have on the local economy of LaGrange County” said Charles Ashcraft, President of the LaGrange County Council. “We welcome the opportunity to be on the cutting edge of green energy generation and are excited about the possibilities it can bring”. “The increase to our local tax base that we will experience with the development of this project is remarkable” said Fred Brown, LaGrange County Councilman. “The increase is well worth the abatement, and the skilled jobs that will come with it make this approval very easy.”
“We are very excited to receive preliminary approval from the LaGrange County Council for our requests for ten year tax abatements on our proposed wind farm development” said Steve Stroup, Managing Director of Pioneer Wind Energy, LLC. “We are eager to get this project underway and cement our partnership with LaGrange County.”

About the LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation

The LaGrange County Economic Development Corporation, established in 2009, is a 501(c) 3 corporation designed to assist business development needs. The LCEDC partners with local, regional, state, and federal agencies to attract, retain, and develop new businesses and entrepreneurs in LaGrange County and its communities. For more information about the LaGrange County EDC, please visit or call at 260.499.4994

About Pioneer Wind Energy, LLC.
Pioneer Wind Energy offers a unique combination of services and support that until now have been unavailable to those interested in community wind projects. From siting and testing services to equipment procurement, installation and O&M support Pioneer Wind Energy offers complete turn-key project management for community wind projects. For more information, please visit or call 260.497.0908.

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