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Mitchell Seeks Sister City Agreement With European Wind Hub

New Bedford Mayor Jon Mitchell is asking the City Council to approve a Sister City agreement with Cuxhaven, Germany. 

Mitchell says Cuxhaven has a history similar to New Bedford, a fishing port always dealing with a tough economy.  But in the mid 90′s, Cuxhaven welcomed the wind turbine industry, and according to the Mayor, the economy took off…..

  

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Mitchell says the wind industry helped create another 20,000 jobs in the surrounding area. 

He says the sister city agreement is a way for New Bedford to learn about the industry and make contacts. 

The Mayor says the city is planning to send a trade delegation to Cuxhaven in April.  The Sister City agreement goes before the City Council on Thursday.

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