Just in time for the Green Solidarity Conference and for508’s drafting a question about sustainability (if you need a Google Plus invite, send me an email) comes a Brookings Institution report on the Clean Economy.
Among other things, the report ranks 100 US urban areas by the percentage of ‘green’ jobs in relation to the total area jobs. Springfield/Pioneer Valley was ranked at #6; Hartford was ranked at #28; Boston at #48; Providence (including Fall River) at #42; and Worcester at #33.
According to the Springfield Republican, “Worcester had 6,537 or 2 percent of that region’s total number of jobs, according to the report.”
For those thinking about sustainability in Worcester, increasing these types of jobs might be one part (though certainly not all) of that.