State Green Economy Profiles
We've all heard a lot about the current and potential impact of green jobs and the green economy - it is campaign trail gold. But how to define green jobs and the green economy has been problematic. A new set of reports released by the National Governors Association (www.nga.org) helps solve that problem.
NGA's State Green Economy Profiles, prepared by Collaborative Economics (www.coecon.com), are designed to provide a detailed, empirical account of each state's current green economy. The reports apply a common definition to green economic activity - defining a green business as one that provides products and services that do one of the following:
- Provide alternatives to carbon-based energy sources
- Conserve the use of energy and all natural resources
- Reduce pollution and re-purpose waste.
These reports can serve as a foundation for identifying your state’s competitive advantage and future growth areas.
Click HERE to access the report on your state.