Morro Bay wind farm could add $262 million to economy — but it needs a wind port to do it

A 3-gigawatt wind farm off the coast of San Luis Obispo County could generate at least 650 good-paying jobs and $262 million in annual economic impact to San Luis Obispo and Santa Barbara counties’ economies, a new study shows.

But that amount will only come if local officials double down on a larger plan to create a corresponding “wind port,” a central location for all work on the farm’s machinery, according to the study.

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