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In spring 2011, a survey was conducted with private employers representing selected sectors within the potential green industry. The following report presents research results about employers and the labor force skills they require to be successful in Ohio’s Green Industry.

As mentioned in earlier parts of this report series, there are many challenges to studying the green economy. The word “potential” in the first sentence of this report is a critical term, because there is no known listing of companies in the green industry. Green industry business association lists exist, but those are membership-based lists and not intended to be comprehensive. Using the U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) green industry framework and, to a lesser extent the U.S. Department of Commerce energy framework, a list of industries was selected for the Ohio “green skills” employer survey.

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Environmental Sciences | Natural Resource Economics | Natural Resources and Conservation | Natural Resources Management and Policy | Oil, Gas, and Energy

Green Jobs and the Ohio Economy: The Workforce Skills and Training Ohio Green Industries Need