Wind Council Report

The Wind Institute will coordinate and galvanize cross-organizational workforce, research, and innovation efforts to support New Jersey as a leader in offshore wind.

To ensure the Wind Institute complements ongoing market development efforts and addresses unmet needs, the WIND Council, a cross-governmental coordinating effort, assessed the state of the offshore wind industry in New Jersey, conducted a gap analysis of workforce assets in New Jersey, and facilitated discussions with a wide range of stakeholders. Together, these inputs shaped the WIND Council’s recommendations for the Wind Institute, including to be legislatively established as an independent authority.

Read the WIND Council’s full report here

NJEDA recognizes that immediate action is needed to address the industry’s short-term workforce development needs and lay the groundwork for research and innovation. As the Wind Institute is established, NJEDA will work in partnership with State agencies to implement.

Key Partners

Office of the Governor

Office of the Secretary of Higher Education