2015 Bright Idea
Winners:
Catawba County, NC
2015
Publication:
Innovations in American Government Awards
Jurisdiction:
North Carolina

The EcoComplex strives to create a system of symbiotic relationships where all workable products and byproducts from a close-knit group of public and private organizations are utilized economically, ecologically, and efficiently. This system also provides a conduit for moving “green“ science from the laboratory to real-world application by partnering a publicly-owned methane capture generator with nearby businesses, creating energy and heat for the local community while growing the local business economy to increase the community tax base.