Republic Wind will be one of the largest economic development projects in northern Ohio, with the potential of injecting roughly $400 million in private investment in the region. Apex estimates that Republic Wind will deliver approximately $18 million in county and township payments over the life of the project. Landowners participating in the project will receive roughly $29 million during this same time. Another $36 million in payments will go to the local schools. The new tax revenues will make additional funding available for local government, schools, and emergency services in both counties.
Furthermore, Republic Wind will create and sustain jobs. In the near term, local construction jobs and local purchasing of materials and services will boost the local economy, while in the long term the project will create up to 10 full-time local jobs for turbine operations and maintenance.