Nordic Windpower to Relocate to Kansas City, Create 200 Jobs

Wind turbine manufacturer Nordic Windpower has chosen Kansas City, Missouri, to relocate its headquarters and operations, currently in California and Idaho. The company's move to facilities near Kansas City International Airport is expected to cost $16 million, and create 200 green jobs.

“Nordic Windpower is very excited to be working in Kansas City with its strong sense of community, talented workforce, and proximity to transportation and our community wind customer base in the central wind corridor,” said Tom Carbone, CEO of Nordic Windpower. “We appreciate the warm welcome from Gov. Nixon, and the work of the Missouri Partnership, Kansas City Area Development Council, and the Economic Development Commission of Kansas City in helping us to make this important decision.”

The incentive package of $5.6 million includes resources from the state’s Community Development Block Grant, new jobs training, and employee recruitment and referral programs, as well as sales tax exemptions for equipment and machinery purchased.

“As we look at Missouri’s economic future, we know that energy will be a high-growth industry in our state,” Gov. Nixon said. “By expanding the production of clean, renewable and domestic energy in Missouri, we provide reliable power for our communities, and we fuel the economy of the future. I am pleased that we are able to authorize this strategic incentive package for Nordic Windpower, and we look forward to working with the company to create hundreds of jobs here in the Show-Me State.”

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