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U.S. Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh speaks at a building trades conference in 2014. (Photo: Office of the Mayor of Boston).

Labor Secretary Walsh to attend groundbreaking of New Jersey Wind Port

Walsh is the eighth Cabinet-level secretary to visit the state this summer

By Joey Fox, September 08 2021 1:57 pm

Secretary of Labor Marty Walsh will join Gov. Phil Murphy in Lower Alloways Creek tomorrow at the groundbreaking for the New Jersey Wind Port, making him the eighth Cabinet-level secretary to visit New Jersey since June.

The Salem County wind port, which is set to be completed in 2023, is the country’s first offshore wind marshalling port, and according to a press release from Murphy’s office may generate up to 1,500 jobs and $500 million in economic activity. Tomorrow’s press conference at 11:15 a.m. will mark the beginning of construction on the port.

Walsh follows seven other Cabinet-level officials in visiting New Jersey in the last three months, among them Environmental Protection Agency Administrator Michael Regan, Health and Human Services Secretary Xavier Beccera, Secretary of Commerce Gina Raimondo, Secretary of Energy Jennifer Granholm, Secretary of Education Pete Buttigieg, Secretary of Housing and Urban Development Marcia Fudge, and Secretary of Education Miguel Cardona.

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