With 210 wind turbines completed and at least 550 more in the works, the area surrounding Van Wert County is becoming the "Wind Capital of Ohio," according to an article in the Akron Beacon Journal. One of the biggest players, Iberdrola Renewables, is making $1.1 million a year in lease payments to property owners and their neighbors. Local residents are anticipating new jobs and millions in tax revenue from the projects, which were spurred in part by tax breaks enacted under former Gov. Ted Strickland and extended under Gov. John Kasich.