September 2012—a new white paper from DBL Shows Red States Lead in Green Job Growth
Clean tech may create a highly partisan debate in Washington D.C., but in the rest of country, it creates jobs. A new report examines the sharp contrasts between political rhetoric and on-the-ground reality, and shows that red states – not blue states – are leading clean tech or “green job” growth.
The report, “Red, White and Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs” authored by Nancy Pfund, Managing Partner, DBL Investors and Michael Lazar, a Yale University graduate student, demonstrates the growing importance of the clean tech industry in both red and blue states, and especially in swing states. In the 10 states where clean tech jobs are growing the most rapidly, eight are split evenly between decisively Republican states and swing states. Smaller, red states also tend to lead in overall clean tech job growth as a percentage of the overall workforce. Further, a surprising number of party-leading Republican governors have embraced clean tech as a source of well paying jobs, often in manufacturing, as part of the overall economic development efforts for their states.
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