Offshore Wind Investments Will Bring Jobs & Growth to New Jersey, Other Coastal States

For Immediate Release: Tuesday, June 16, 2020
Contact:  Justin Williams, (202) 465-8464, jwilliams@nullnoia.org

Offshore Wind Investments Will Bring Jobs & Growth to New Jersey, Other Coastal States

Washington, D.C. - NOIA President Erik Milito issued the following statement after New Jersey Governor Phil Murphy announced the creation of the nation's first purpose-built marshalling and manufacturing port dedicated to the offshore wind industry:

"New Jersey is making a smart move by betting on offshore wind. A thriving and innovative American offshore wind sector is close, but we need to invest in improved ports and infrastructure to make it a reality. Expanded port and manufacturing facilities up and down the East Coast will bolster the construction bandwidth for offshore wind, creating efficiencies and reducing the risk of prohibitive delays. With a $70 billion supply chain and an estimated 83,000 American jobs on the horizon this decade, New Jersey and other Atlantic states recognize this opportunity and are positioning themselves as foundations for a new American industry.

"There is real progress being made at the Federal, state and local level in support offshore wind. NOIA is excited and optimistic about what both the near- and long-term future hold for American offshore wind."

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The National Ocean Industries Association (NOIA) represents and advances a dynamic and growing offshore energy industry, providing solutions that support communities and protect our workers, the public and our environment.