From the Fort Wayne, Indiana JournalGazette.net:
Published: February 17, 2010 3:00 a.m.
Wind farm developer gets tax cut
Staff, news services
The LaGrange County Council gave its preliminary approval Tuesday to a 10-year phase-in of property taxes on a wind farm that could be worth up to $200 million.
Pioneer Wind Energy LLC will start filing paperwork for the abatement and plans to start construction by the end of the year, said Keith Gillenwater, executive director of the LaGrange County Economic Development Corp.
Fort Wayne-based Pioneer plans to build turbines between Topeka and Shipshewana. The company announced plans for the wind farm in April 2009.
It wants to build 40 to 70 turbines. Gillenwater didn’t have figures for the number of construction jobs the project will create, but after the wind farm is running, it will employ about 15, he said.