(HOLBROOK, NY) Recently, Governor Cuomo announced that New York is developing offshore wind power, with the majority of the power being connected to Long Island. With a large percentage of the wind farms being built in the 8th Legislative District specifically in Holbrook by the South Shore, Suffolk County will see an increase in job opportunities within the manufacturing industry, something Legislator Lindsay has dedicated himself to improve.
“As Co-Chair of the Long Island Manufacturing Task force, I am excited for the influx in opportunities this opens for the industry” said Legislator Lindsay. “Our goal is to connect applicants to a wide range of employers, and development gives the Task Force a great chance to introduce and promote new jobs for the industry.” The project is expected to be fully in service by 2024 and will power approximately one million homes. The initiative is meant to reduce the use of non-renewable energy as well as combat the effects of climate change.
Anne Shybunko-Moore, Founder of IgniteLI, Long Island’s manufacturing trade organization states, “Long Island’s workforce is one of the most highly skilled with respect to manufacturing of critical structures. It will be imperative to engage manufacturers directly to discuss capabilities associated with the wind industry, and to ensure this is a viable opportunity for our regional supply chain.”
Long Island has made ports that are ready to accept this new technological change. This initiative will not only bring jobs to our area but a pride in the strides we are making towards a greener and better future.