May 9, 2022 In The News, Media

$2.8M clean-energy grant awarded to Paulsboro

NJBiz

April 13, 2022

U.S. Rep. Donald Norcross, D-1st District, announced a $2.8 million grant to expand the Paulsboro Water Treatment Plant to support job growth in the South Jersey offshore wind industry.

The money, announced April 12, is being awarded through the U.S. Department of Commerce’s Economic Development Authority. That EDA investment is being matched by another $2.8 million in local funds. The project is expected to create 500 jobs, retain another 100 jobs, and generate an estimated $250 million in private investment.

“The offshore wind industry in South Jersey means good-paying, clean energy jobs for local workers. To accommodate economic growth, we need to invest in the infrastructure that will support a growing industrial base right here in Paulsboro,” said Norcross. “I’m excited to see federal agencies like the EDA supporting local projects to accelerate our transition to clean energy and create jobs.”

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