Data: Measuring the 'Clean Economy'

How many "clean" jobs are in your area? View detailed numbers compiled by the Brookings Institution and Battelle Technology Partnership.
by | November 30, 2011

The Metropolitan Policy Program at the Brookings Institution and the Battelle Technology Partnership gathered data measuring the growth of “clean” or green jobs throughout the U.S for their groundbreaking report.

The team compiled totals of workers producing goods and services benefiting the environment by reviewing industry organizations, patents, grant recipients and numerous other sources (view the methodology). In all, they counted 2.7 million Americans as part of the “clean tech economy.”

A story in the December issue of Governing explores the growth of these jobs, particularly in the South.

Jobs for Tennessee, which was featured in the story, are shown in the map below. Click a county to view detailed data:


National Data

Select a metropolitan statistical area below to view detailed 2010 estimates:


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