Saturday, June 23, 2012

Michigan is ahead of the curve...

According to data released by the US Department of Labor, their Bureau of Labor Statistics indicated that Michigan ranked 12th among all states in the number of green jobs within the US in 2010.

According to the report nearly 80,000 green jobs are held by Michiganders. Manufacturing lead the way, followed by construction and natural resources and mining sectors. It is important to note that the number of green jobs only makes up a small portion of total employment in Michigan (approximately 2.1%), but this is a good sign for a Michigan economy that is still trying to recover and reinvent itself at the same time (not an easy task). 

The moral of the story here is, keep it up Michigan! If sustainable products and industries are the things of the future, Michigan should be in a good position to capitalize on this new and changing market.  

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