Green Jobs Growing in Red States

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Green jobs are growing rapidly in conservative “red” states like Alaska, North Dakota, Nebraska and Wyoming. And key swing states in this year’s pivotal presidential election, including Nevada, Colorado, and North Carolina, are seeing green job growth as well.

That’s according to a new report released Monday by Nancy Pfund and Michael Lazar of DBL Investors, a San Francisco-based venture capital firm that has backed cleantech startups BrightSource Energy, Tesla Motors, SolarCity, eMeter and Soladigm.
“In the ten states where clean tech jobs are growing the most quickly, only two can be considered traditionally Democratic,” says “Red, White & Green: The True Colors of America’s Clean Tech Jobs.” “Many of the remaining states are decisively Republican.”

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