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State Senator Urges Local Chambers to Share Their Stories with Legislators

State Senator Urges Local Chambers to Share Their Stories with Legislators

When an Ohio State Senator knocked on the door of one of his constituents asking what he thought of neighboring wind turbines that had recently been constructed in his neighborhood, the man said: “They’re money for my county, and they’re progress.”

That was more than a decade ago. And ever since, that opinion has been growing in the Senator's district in Northwest Ohio—fueled by the leadership of local chambers of commerce and economic development leaders who have witnessed the economic benefits to their communities.

Chambers Use Smart Grid Cluster to Attract New Companies

Chambers Use Smart Grid Cluster to Attract New Companies

Several chambers of commerce recently discovered that identifying smart grid clusters can help chambers recruit more companies to their region.  Research-Triangle based chambers in Raleigh, Morrisville and Wake Forest worked with a local economic development agency to evaluate their local economic assets and identify regional trends.

Chamber CEO Positions City to Reap Huge Wind Energy Benefits

Chamber CEO Positions City to Reap Huge Wind Energy Benefits

In 2010, the North Myrtle Beach Chamber helped build a coalition of local wind energy champions with a plan to bring clean energy investment, jobs, innovation, and statewide recognition to the town. The effort paid off: North Myrtle Beach became the first place in South Carolina to host a grid-connected wind turbine.