Colorado Harvests a Green Economy

"Colorado's green economy has been boosted by more than $796 million in venture-capital investment and $300 million in federal stimulus funds in the past decade, according to a study on green-job growth in the West..."

Colorado’s green economy has been boosted by more than $796 million in venture-capital investment and $300 million in federal stimulus funds in the past decade, according to a study on green-job growth in the West.

Between 1995 and 2007, environment-related and renewable-energy-related jobs in Colorado grew by 30 percent to 17,008, the study by Headwater Economics, a nonprofit research group in Bozeman, Mont., showed.

‘The numbers are still small, but this has been a growing area, and Colorado has attracted venture capital, even during the recession,’ said Chris Mehl, Headwaters policy director.

The green economy’s venture-capital investments were made in the state between 1999 and 2008, the fifth highest among states, according to the study.…

The Denver Post

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