Feb 112013

Big data absolutely has the potential to change the way goverments, organizations, and academic institutions conduct business and make discoveries, and how its likely to change how everyone lives their day-to-day lives.

-Susan Hauser-

In the next five years, we will generate more data as humankind then we generated in the previous 5,000 years.

-Eron Kelly-

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.

Feb 062013

Companies and programs large and small, start-up and established, are creating jobs

The jobs announcements over the three months feature a wide range of companies: major multinational corporations

like GE, Nissan, and General Motors, as well as small, entrepreneurial start-ups. Innovative companies are also

retooling their operations to take advantage of the growth in clean energy. Michigan-based Energetx, formerly a

luxury yacht manufacturer, used its expertise in lightweight materials to transition into wind turbine manufacturing.

The growth in clean energy is also creating promising new companies like energy storage investment company

Townsend Energy Solutions, solar company National Solar Power, wind turbine blade manufacturer Blade Dynamics,

and many others.

These job announcements show clean energy should be a bipartisan issue

These announcements for new, better-paying jobs span 101 congressional districts, Democratic and Republican

alike. A total of 54 clean energy projects were announced in Democratic districts and 70 in Republican districts.

13 projects spanned more than one congressional district, overlapping districts represented by Democratic and

Republican lawmakers.

Where is Albion in this mix ?