SCALING DOMESTIC OFFSHORE WIND COULD CREATE THOUSANDS OF JOBS
How Scaling Domestic Offshore Wind Could Create Thousands of Jobs and Generate $1.8T for the U.S.
When isolating the impacts of just offshore wind development, the High Ambitionoffshore wind policyscenario could support approximately 390,000 jobs — such as construction and wind turbine technician jobs — across the economy. A scenario in which a greater percentage of goods and materials are sourced domestically – a policy goal of the Inflation Reduction Act – leads to additional job creation, while expanding employment and economic benefits across the entire country. The benefits of offshore wind thus expand far beyond the U.S. coastline.
Employment (thousands of jobs) related to offshore wind investments in the High Ambition offshore wind scenario relative to Baseline under the Advanced Domestic Content Strategy, 2025-2050.