Potential Economic Impacts from Offshore Wind in the Gulf of Mexico Region

Francisco Flores-Espino, David Keyser, Suzanne Tegen

Research output: NRELFact Sheet


Offshore wind is a clean, renewable source of energy and can be an economic driver in the United States. To better understand the employment opportunities and other potential regional economic impacts from offshore wind development, the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) funded research that focuses on four regions of the country. The studies use multiple scenarios with various local job and domestic manufacturing content assumptions. Each regional study uses the new offshore wind Jobs and Economic Development Impacts (JEDI) model, developed by the National Renewable Energy Laboratory. This fact sheet summarizes the potential economic impacts for the Gulf of Mexico region.
Original languageAmerican English
Number of pages2
StatePublished - 2014

NREL Publication Number

  • NREL/FS-6A20-60418

Other Report Number

  • DOE/GO-102014-3857


  • economic developments
  • Gulf of Mexico
  • JEDI
  • jobs
  • offshore wind


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