23 Jan '12, 4pm

Small Firms Driving Minnesota's Growing Green Economy: During a panel discussion at the State of Green Business

Small Firms Driving Minnesota's Growing Green Economy: During a panel discussion at the State of Green Business

For Paul Aasen, Minnesota-based Tennant Company is a perfect example of a company that is helping to fuel the state's growing green economy. Tennant, a manufacturer of floor cleaning machines, decided to pursue a green product line several years ago, even though it carried a premium that was 10 percent to 20 percent higher than its competitors. "Their market has grown from $17 million a few years ago to $96 million in the past year," Aasen, commissioner of the Minnesota Pollution Control Agency, said last week during the State of Green Business Forum in Minneapolis . Think about that, he implored the audience. "A market where you're 20 percent less competitive and you're now making more money," he said. "So someone in that value chain has recognized the value -- not the regulators -- of the avoided cost or the value of going into that market." In a panel discussion Thursda...

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