- Minor to moderate construction impacts on employment pool and temporary housing stock
- Degree of imported labor.
- Depends on size/location of project.
- Scheduled time of construction.
- Permanent workforce small [~10 for 100-MW, 14-16 for 200-MW facility]
- Majority (>50%) imported (minor population growth).
- Salaries at or above State average.
- Direct property tax benefits to state and county small relative to other energy resources or industries (depend on age of farm, etc).
- Amount of tax revenues low on an enterprise basis.
- Level of taxation high on a per job basis.
- Depreciation affects current tax assessments.
- May be present and future indirect impacts to property values and resource/environmental values.
- Difficult to value.
- Remediation costs.
Dr. Rob Godby, Chair, UW Department of Economics and Finance
Dr. Roger Coupal, Head, UW Department of Agriculture and Applied Economics
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