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Wicomico County Leaders Mull Benefits from Offshore Wind Farm


With the prospect of offshore wind coming to the coastline of the Eastern Shore city, county and business leaders met last night to see how Wicomico County might benefit from the new industry.

WBOC reports that Dave Ryan executive director of Salisbury Wicomico Economic Development called this a new chance for jobs and new innovation.

Meanwhile, Wicomico County Council President John Cannon said he believed the area had the workforce and the infrastructure such as airports and waterways that would benefit the industry.

The building, manufacturing and upkeep of the turbines are now required in Maryland to have some state-based companies.

Currently, Orsted which has partnered with General Electric is scouting out communities in the state that can provide the best location for the Skipjack Wind Farm project.

Don Rush is the News Director and Senior Producer of News and Public Affairs at Delmarva Public Media. An award-winning journalist, Don reports major local issues of the day, from sea level rise, to urban development, to the changing demographics of Delmarva.