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Feb 062013
 

Spotlight on Manufacturing

America’s economy is built on manufacturing, and

clean energy companies are building on that tradition.

Companies made at least 35 announcements

involving clean energy manufacturing projects in the

past quarter. These announcements mirror findings

recently released by the Bureau of Labor Statistics,

which determined that the manufacturing sector

leads in the creation of “green goods and services”

jobs that now employ a total of 3.1 million Americans.4

Jobs in manufacturing add more value on an exportbasis

to the U.S. economy than jobs in the economy

as a whole. This further reinforces the finding from

Brookings Institution that a job in the clean economy

has a median export value twice that of a job in the

economy as a whole.