HOLLAND, Mich. (WZZM) -- Holland could soon be one of many areas across the country getting an economic boost from the natural gas boom. A new report shows a direct link between natural gas production and a spike in salaries in small communities across America, especially in the nation's mid-section. On Wednesday, Holland's city council could decide whether to build a new natural gas plant, which would replace the existing coal power facility.
Much of the city's energy is used on 48th Street, where there are a number of commercial businesses. That is where much of the city's energy is used.
"82% of our demand comes from commercial and industrial users," says David Koster, General Manager for the Holland Board of Public Works.
Koster wants to keep those customers and add new ones by replacing coal energy by building a $280 million natural gas plant. He says that will help lower rates in the future.