Democratic Gov. Gina Raimondo said it was fitting that the funding from Danish-based Orsted U.S. Offshore Wind and Eversource was announced during a statehouse event on Earth Day, to cement Rhode Island’s position as a leader in offshore wind. The University of Rhode Island will receive $3 million for offshore wind education and research. The Rhode Island Commerce Corp. and the state’s labour department will use $1.5 million to train people for jobs in the field and support related businesses. Raimondo said she wants to ensure that Rhode Island residents have the skills to get jobs that are being created in the high-growth industry READ HERE
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