Cleveland County, NC – As conservatives, we support creating jobs because it keeps our economy strong and expands the tax base. In western North Carolina, over 150 clean energy jobs have been created with plans for at least another 100.
As this Shelby Star article points out, our state ranks 3rd in the nation for solar installations. Cleveland County has seen $60 million in clean energy investments so far. That’s real money that translates into much needed tax revenues.
But this isn’t the only county to see a spike in clean energy investments. In fact, the same Shelby Star article describes how hundreds of millions of dollars are being invested in the region. So much so that local leaders are beginning to call it “The New Energy Capital.”