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In 2011 Wright State University (WSU), Center for Urban and Public Affairs and ICF International (ICF) conducted a survey of private employers, representing selected sectors within the potential green industry, to identify and develop a knowledge base of “green jobs” in Ohio. This survey report discussed results of the survey analysis such as characteristics of the “green” Ohio Industry sectors as well as training needs and support, barriers to producing green-related products or services, certifications available for green jobs, and skills needed for select job vacancies among Ohio’s Green workforce. Conclusions in this report pointed towards future policies and investment in green industry that could lead to growth in green industry and green jobs in Ohio. In response to the Department of Development’s request, WSU and ICF will conduct a 2012 Renewable Energy (RE) and Energy Efficiency (EE) Job Impact Study of Ohio RE and EE jobs. This study will not only provide the Department of Development with data on current and projected RE and EE employment in Ohio but will also provide a better understanding of the characteristics of the alternative energy industry by technology area and function, and identify some aspects of market growth. To identify these characteristics, the ICF team developed, conducted, and analyzed results of an Ohio’s green industry survey. The key objective of this report is to present the results of the survey of alternative energy employers. Before discussing the survey results, we have provided a high-level overview of the market trends in the Ohio alternative energy economies. This report is the result of crosspractice collaboration of economists, policy analysts, and RE and EE market specialists.

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Environmental Sciences | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy | Physical Sciences and Mathematics

State of Ohio Renewable Energy and Energy Efficiency Job Impact Study