America's business and industry need for sustainable power is growing, and the energy leaders in our region are meeting the demand head-on. Our wide-open spaces make us an ideal location for many alternative approaches to energy production, including wind, solar, biofuels, and geothermal.
It should come as no surprise that local educators like Missouri Southern State University, Pittsburg State University, Crowder College, Labette Community College, and Coffeyville Community College are already educating and delivering skills that workers need for researching and engineering tomorrow's energy providers. Crowder College offers an Alternative Energy Certificate Program that allows science, engineering, and technology majors to focus on wind and solar energy studies. Additionally, the Advanced Training and Technology Center in Joplin also offers manufacturing and technological programs for entrepreneurs.
Liberty Utilities in Joplin augments the regional power grid with multiple wind generation sites across western Kansas, and western and central Missouri.