03 May '11, 10pm

Green jobs in Arizona

Nice story from E&E today (linked via the Times **) about what Phoenix (and other cities) are doing to draw in renewable energy companies, the jobs that the cities are gaining as a result, and even a hint of thawing in the local political climate. Eleven solar manufacturers have located to the Phoenix metropolitan area in the last year, partly driven by a renewable-energy tax break Arizona recently passed. But they've also been lured by Arizona's aggressive courtship -- the combined efforts of officials and businessmen to outbid other states starving for jobs…. …The Greater Phoenix Economic Council (GPEC), a public-private consortium, is one of Arizona's salesmen. The group helped bring in the 11 plants that will provide 6,300 jobs and 20,000 indirect jobs…. …[Mike] Skaggs said the first race was when states set their renewable energy targets. The next game, he said, is wr...

Full article: http://switchboard.nrdc.org/blogs/csteger/green_jobs_in_a...

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