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Title: How Local Policies Can Support the Development of Green Jobs
Authors: Ana Cajina, Kate Hess Pace
Anika Patterson, C.J. Randall
Keywords: green jobs
energy efficiency
economic development
Issue Date: 28-Dec-2009
Abstract: Green jobs and the green economy have received considerable attention from state and national policymakers, particularly in the energy efficiency sector. Local leaders can capitalize on the momentum and facilitate the growth of green jobs in industries ranging from construction to manufacturing to high-tech. By focusing initially on weatherization and retrofitting projects, communities will create jobs, increase energy efficiency, and save taxpayers' money. To maximize the benefits of this growing industry, policy makers will need to address financing options, job training, changes in local policy, programs to support green entrepreneurs, and local manufacturing of energy efficiency products.
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