20 May '11, 11am

How Green Jobs are Helping Arizona: The 11 solar manufacturers that moved to Phoenix in the past year created th...

How Green Jobs are Helping Arizona: The 11 solar manufacturers that moved to Phoenix in the past year created th...

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 wrangling for solar manufacturing and R&D, because these are key to dropping solar's cost. The region that does that will have a significant edge in the next round of electricity contracts. He called Arizona "quite aggressive" but said he felt Nevada...

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