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Agriculture remains an economic mainstay in Lincoln County. Much of the land is under cultivation in Lincoln County. The cattle industry, and large ranches are a powerful revenue source. Primary cash crops are wheat, millet and cattle.

The county's excellent transportation network and freight facilities allow for unlimited potential for travel-related services and light manufacturing.

Renewable energy is abundant on Colorado's Central Plains. In early 2011, 34 wind turbines were constructed northwest of Burlington generating a total of 51 megawatts of electricity. In early 2014, it was announced that a 150 megawatt wind farm will be built in Kit Carson County by NextEra Energy within the next two years. The Cedar Point wind project (a joint effort between Enbridge and Renewable Energy Systems Americas, Inc.) has 139 turbines capable of generating up to 252 megawatts of electrical power located in both Lincoln and Elbert Counties north and west of Limon. At the end of 2013, Limon I and II (Centennial Wind Farms) were online with one hundred twenty-five (125) 1.6mw turbines each, producing an additional 400 mw of renewable energy. NextEra was under construction at the end of 2013 for Limon III which will add more than 100 towers generating an additional 200 MW of power. When Limon III is completed, this will increase the total wind production in Lincoln County to 852 MW.

For information on the business climate in Limon, contact the Limon Chamber of Commerce at (719) 775-9418 or www.limonchamber.com.



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