USDA sees Off-Shore Wind as Aid for Rural Development in Maine

Bangor - After an international organization spurred interest in Maine wind energy ideas over a year ago, the USDA is now looking into how it could affect rural economy in the state.
The USDA recently visited Maine to see how the Organization for Economic Cooperation and Development, headquartered in Paris, France-- could use renewable energy projects to support economic development in rural U.S. towns.  With Maine leading the way in off-shore wind, officials say there is potential for fiscal productivity.
 
The meetings held in Washington, D.C. today discussed different development opportunities Deep C Wind could have in creating jobs in Maine.
Erin Thomas

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Erin joined the ABC-7 and FOX Bangor news team in February 2012. She was born and raised in Presque Isle, Maine where she attended Presque Isle High School.  While in college Erin interned in the WVII news room before working as a Production Assistant.  In May of 2012, Erin received her Bachelor of Arts in Journalism from the University of Maine, along with a minor in Anthropology.  When she's not out covering local news, Erin enjoys running, skiing, visiting with family and friends, and traveling around this beautiful state.  She is especially interested in outdoor adventure so if you have a story idea, send it her way!

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