Failure of streetlight deal 'a hard lesson' in economic development
The fate of both projects is known, more or less: Brevini has struggled to land projects in the stunted wind energy industry and has hopes of winning contracts in other businesses ...And Viehweider's project went nowhere: No employees were hired within the two-year timeline he provided. A couple dozen streetlights were installed but many didn't work.
March 20, 2012
by Keith Roysdon
in The Star Press
Officials work out a deal with Brevini; streetlight maker won't produce
MUNCIE -- Expectations were high in June 2009, when Delaware County officials gathered in an industrial park near Interstate 69 to announce a German businessman would create 100 jobs locally manufacturing wind-and-solar-powered streetlights.
Oliver Viehweider was known to local officials, after all, as an associate of Brevini Wind, which only a few months earlier had been the focus of an announcement that the Italy-based company would employ 450 locally making gearboxes for wind turbines.
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