Atlantic Wind Connection, a Google-backed developer hoping to build an offshore wind energy transmission system from Virginia to New York, released a study October 9 finding that if the mid-Atlantic region develops a large-scale offshore wind industry, it could create up to 170,000 jobs and provide significant economic advantages to the area. If 7,000 MW of offshore wind capacity were developed in the region, the study, Assessment of the Economic Benefits of Offshore Wind in the Mid-Atlantic, projected that it could increase Gross Domestic Product by $19 billion and increase federal, state, and local revenues by $4.6 billion; the new capacity could power up to 2 million homes.