“At a crossroads,” despite on-going jobs and revenue growth, clean energy business leaders cite uncertainty and other barriers that are limiting further growth.
North Carolina’s economy continues to recover from the recession with our unemployment rate above the national rate. However, the good news is that several sectors, including clean energy, are hiring employees, expanding their businesses, and pumping millions into local economies in every region of our state. These and other important economic findings are detailed in the 2012 North Carolina Clean Energy Industries Census released today as part of the NC Sustainable Energy Association's annual Making Energy Work Conference at the Charlotte Convention Center. Retaining and creating jobs and fostering new economic development opportunities must continue to be a top priority for all North Carolinians, especially businesses and policymakers – and the clean energy sector holds great promise and opportunities if we maintain a balance of pro-business policies and regulations.
Read more here: