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Green Economies State-by-State

Many economists say that there could be a jobless recovery in the next few years, but development of green economies in the states could create...
by | October 1, 2009
 

Many economists say that there could be a jobless recovery in the next few years, but development of green economies in the states could create jobs. The National Governors Association Center for Best Practices recently found that every state is seeing growth in at least one area of the green economy, and that growth is often based on current strengths. To help states continue to grow these economies, the center released a series of reports to identify emerging sectors in which states can invest their resources for workforce development and innovation. Each state report has information on:

o The number of employees in each of the 15 sectors that comprise the green economy

o The concentration of employees the state has in those sectors compared to national numbers and the change in concentration over time

o The number of green technology patents and amount of venture capital investments in clean technology

Collaborative Economics prepared this series of reports for the NGA Center. To read your state's -- or a competing state's -- green profile, click here.

Tina Trenkner
Tina Trenkner  |  Deputy Editor, GOVERNING.com
ttrenkner@governing.com  |  @tinatrenkner

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