"We've got a lot of business from the wind people, the revenue is pretty good", says Holiday Inn Express manager, Paul Pawar.
The business of wind brings many through West Texas, and profit-minded managers, like Paul Pawar in Abilene, have seen industry workers blowing through town as an opportunity to make a buck.
"The demand is so high in Midland and Odessa, you can't even find a place to stay. The hotels are packed. And eventually it's coming to Sweetwater and then here. It's just a matter of time", says Pawar.
But how long can one energy source sustain the livelihood of so many operations?
"A lot of businesses are more and more concentrating on stuff other than the wind. It's oil and gas and things like that", Pawar tells us.
In order to keep employees paid, and rooms full, Pawar says that despite the pessimistic wind industry statistics, he believes that as long as there is a need for workers of any industry to visit Abilene, business should be a breeze.
He also told us that while the wind industry may have reached its peak and is now on the decline, the oil industry is climbing quickly in west Texas, so the hospitality industry shouldn't face any financial problems. The wind industry on the other hand, could be in serious trouble.
Another issue that would affect workers in the wind industry is tax breaks, currently costing the US about a billion dollars each year under the Obama administration. Mitt Romney has recently voiced his opposition to the wind credit.