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Wind port construction begins to boost economy

Updated: Aug 6, 2022

April 8, 2022 |

New Jersey’s wind port, a major economic bet on the East Coast’s budding offshore wind industry, is in its early stages of construction but has already signed contracts with some local businesses including those owned by minorities and women, state officials said.

The Economic Development Authority, an agency overseeing the state-financed project, said about 50 people were employed at the port’s Salem County site by mid-March, and that number was expected to grow to around 200 when the pace of construction increases later this year.

NJ SEED: Power generation from offshore wind farms is clearly a part of NJ’s and the region’s future energy mix. Among the east-coast states, NJ jumped out in front and is already beginning to realize economic benefits.

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