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Clean Valley - San Joaquin Valley Leveraging Natural Resources to Grow the Clean Economy

November 24, 2014
Next 10


In "Clean Valley: San Joaquin Valley Leveraging Natural Resources to Grow the Clean Economy," Next 10 reports that the San Joaquin Valley is leveraging its agriculture and traditional energy expertise to develop a regional clean tech sector in a heavily agriculture-focused area.

Key findings include:

- The region is a hub for developing and testing new water technologies for irrigation, conservation, and metering.

- Driven by innovative permitting processes and partnerships, the San Joaquin Valley is the statewide leader in installed energy capacity.

- In January 2014, there were over 10,500 jobs in San Joaquin Valley's "core" clean economy.

- Employment in the San Joaquin Valley's clean economy is driven largely by energy generation, recycling and waste, and air and environment sectors.