Northeast Ohio continues to emerge as a hot spot for advanced energy activity and inspiration.
This week at WINDPOWER 2010 in Dallas, Northeast Ohio was a center of attention. On Monday, GE and Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation announced a long-term partnership to make Lake Erie the site of the first fresh water offshore wind farm in the United States.
In addition, more than 40 Northeast Ohio companies – companies of all sizes and areas of expertise – were represented at the show, and they were doing business. Many of our largest and brightest corporate citizens – including Timken, Sherwin-Williams, Lincoln Electric, Parker Hannifin, Eaton Corporation, Applied Industrial Technologies – were there. They are already serving this growing industry and finding opportunities to do more.
The public sector and partnership organizations were also well represented – including Gov. Ted Strickland, the Ohio Department of Development, collaboration champion NorTech Energy Enterprise, The Cleveland Foundation, and supply chain leader GLWN.
WINDPOWER 2010 is the fastest-growing trade show in North America, with approximately 1,400 exhibitors and 24,000 attendees at this year’s event. And Northeast Ohio was a main attraction at the four-day event.