Great Plains Institute, with the support of the Midwestern Governors Association (MGA), worked with the CapX2020 project team to create a video and other materials highlighting the significant local economic development and jobs impacts of the CapX2020 transmission projects, which total a capital investment of over $2.2 billion dollars. This is one of the focal points of MGA Chair Minnesota Governor Dayton’s agenda this year as well as former MGA Chair Governor Branstad of Iowa.
These projects will also add needed capacity to the transmission system that will enable deployment of a significant amount of wind energy.
The video (watch below) outlines some of the companies and vendors along the transmission line that help provide construction services and materials.
Click here to learn more about CapX2020.