Since it launched less than five months ago, more than 400 businesses have joined New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry, according to the New Jersey Economic Development Authority (NJEDA).
The NJEDA, through its Office of Economic Transformation, has been working closely with the New Jersey Board of Public Utilities and other agencies on the Offshore Wind Task Force to launch the state’s offshore wind industry. A consistent piece of feedback throughout this process has been a desire for a comprehensive list of New Jersey-based companies that established offshore wind companies can partner with or purchase from as they advance projects in the state.
As a result, the free, searchable registry creates a profile of each business, including their contact information and core competencies, and makes the information available to other businesses and projects throughout the offshore wind industry. The registry was developed as part of the NJEDA’s membership in the Business Network for Offshore Wind.
“New Jersey is a relatively new player in the offshore wind space, but what it lacks in longevity it has more than made up for with enthusiasm, resources and productivity,” says Liz Burdock, CEO of the Business Network for Offshore Wind. “The speed with which New Jersey hit the 400-registrant mark shows that businesses throughout the state are realizing not only the environmental impact but also the economic advantages that offshore wind brings to the Garden State.”
“Governor [Phil] Murphy has set a bold vision for 100 percent clean energy by 2050, and businesses up and down the supply chain will be a driving force behind achieving this critical goal,” adds Tim Sullivan, CEO of NJEDA. “New Jersey’s Offshore Wind Supply Chain Registry is a powerful tool for helping to ensure that our state’s companies are positioned for the opportunities created by this emerging sector, which has the potential to create thousands of good-paying jobs.”