Minnesota has strong pro-business policies, favorable tax rates, lower operating expenses, streamlined regulatory requirements, and offers various tax credits. The state incentives include loans, support services, and other business program financing. Minnesota is home to venture capital firms and some of the most pro-business lenders in the U.S. In addition, the state actively promotes its wind industry and wind power supply chain. A marketing brochure about the state’s wind energy manufacturers and service providers is accessible on the state’s economic development website.
The wind industry is one of Minnesota’s new and expanding industries. Manufacturing suppliers to the wind industry spans a variety of industries, from turbine motors to electronic controls, and from plastic parts to ball bearings. The Minnesota Department of Employment and Economic Development (DEED) has created this online directory of potential suppliers to assist wind manufacturers in finding Minnesota suppliers.