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Looking for a Green Job..Well You Are in the Right City

February 26th, 2010

According to the Daily Green, Portland is one of the five best cities to land a green job. The Daily Green also listed New York, San Francisco, Boston, and Detroit, citing a report that between now and 2020, 1.9 million jobs could be created in the U.S via the stimulus package and the American Clean Energy and Security Act.

Here’s what the Daily Green had to say about Portland:

Despite strong challenges from Colorado and Tennessee, Oregon was the number one performer in creating clean energy economy jobs, reports the Pew Charitable Trusts. Oregon had almost 20,000 clean jobs in 2007, many of them in the Portland area. More than one percent of the Beaver State’s 1.9 million jobs are related to the clean energy economy. Oregon is also number three in providing environmentally friendly manufacturing jobs… Like other cities on the list, Portland struggles with high unemployment, but it’s fighting joblessness with its prime weapon- sustainability.”