Red, White and Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs | DBL Investors

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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