The Chicago Metropolitan Area’s Green Economy: Occupation One-Pagers
Earlier this summer, the Voorhees Center released the Chicago’ Region’s Clean Energy Economy, Studying Changes in Employment Since 2011 (2022) report. At the regional level, the Green Economy (comprised of Clean Energy Production, Energy Efficiency, and Environmental Management sectors) grew faster, and was more resilient during the onset of the pandemic than the Total Economy. The outlook across industries varied. Energy Efficiency sectors, including Architectural Services and Heating, Ventilation, and Air Conditioning(HVAC) saw marked growth and were a regional specialization. Other sectors, including Semiconductor Manufacturing and Storage Battery Manufacturing, lagged national trends, highlighting the need for concentrated investment.
Modified on August 28, 2023