Economic developers in northeastern North Carolina counties expect to benefit from Dominion Energy’s plan for an offshore wind farm off the coast of Virginia Beach, the Elizabeth City Daily Advance reported.Pasquotank County Economic Development Director Christian Lockamy said the county seeks to woo companies involved with the project that will be looking for a site to locate. Although there’s been no substantive discussions with any companies, he told the newspaper that the county is a “natural fit.”
Larry Lombardi, director of Currituck County’s economic development office, has said that several companies that could be connected to the wind farm construction and operation have expressed interest in the county’s Maple Commerce Park in Barco.
The officials pointed to the state’s lower corporate tax rate, compared to Virginia’s, lower cost of living and land prices and other selling points.
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