Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs
Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs is an academic/educational institution located at Western Illinois University in Macomb, Illinois, United States. The Illinois Institute for Rural Affairs promotes improvement of the quality of life in rural areas by developing public-private partnerships with local agencies concerning small business development and community development projects. Institute supported programs include rural economic and community development (including value-added agriculture), health care, education, public transportation, public management policies, housing, and technology.
As part of its work, the Institute is committed to assisting rural residents and communities of Illinois in building knowledge of wind power as a sustainable development tool. This knowledge will lead to sound decision making regarding the development of wind energy and facilitate development where it is feasible to do so.