Mayor Jon Mitchell (R) speaks with Jason Folsum of Siemen's Wind Power

New Bedford is in the opening stages of welcoming a new industry...offshore wind.

City officials on Tuesday hosted a panel discussion at the Whaling Museum, featuring leaders of Europe's wind industry, manufacturers, and those looking to expand their markets to New Bedford.

Jason Folsum of Siemen's Wind Power tells WBSM News, New Bedford has the "basics" needed to attract offshore wind projects....

Mayor Jon Mitchell says however, sustained success hinges on whether the city can attract manufacturing firms to locate in New Bedford, and that will require continued hard work by local officials, plus help from the federal and state governments.