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.