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Green jobs spotlight: Job boom in Michigan « Climate Progress

Green jobs spotlight: Job boom in Michigan May 8, 2011 By Junayd Mahmood Green jobs are real, and if the news out of Michigan is any indicator, they’re capable of reviving entire economies. Smart policies and investments on both the state and federal level are paying huge returns in Michigan by putting thousands back to work. Michigan’s economy is recovering from a decade of devastating job losses – nearly a million jobs lost in the last decade – by luring clean energy manufacturing into the state. Economists expect Michigan to add 64,600 jobs in 2011 and 61,500 in 2012. A recent Gallup survey of state job markets ranks Michigan first in the nation for job creation. Former Governor Granholm and her advisors had the foresight to plant the seeds of a clean energy economy well before the Great Recession. Granholm’s team created a $2 billion 21st Century Jobs Fund in 2005 to a...

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