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Opinion

Derrick Z. Jackson

New Bedford looks to ‘Wind City’

German port being examined for a model of how to become a hub for the offshore wind industry

BREMERHAVEN, Germany

City officials and business leaders of New Bedford came to the perfect place for inspiration last month, just before they broke ground on America’s first port terminal dedicated to the offshore wind industry. For all the lament in New Bedford about the city’s high unemployment rate, Bremerhaven, Germany, had it worse. Locals once said this was a city of no hope.

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