Now there is even more reason to rent an apartment in Mooresville, NC, especially if your job specializes in green, clean energy. Several Mooresville companies are doing their part to increase the number of green, clean energy jobs in North Carolina.
According to a recent report, clean energy jobs are growing across the state. In fact, North Carolina was among the leading states in growth when it came to the clean energy job market in 2014, according to Environmental Entrepreneurs.
Environmental Entrepreneurs has tracked clean energy and clean transportation job announcements all across the country since September 2011. It recently released a study showing that North Carolina was among the top 10 states in creating clean energy jobs.
The U.S. Department of Labor defines clean energy or “green” jobs are defined as either “jobs in businesses that produce goods or provide services that benefit the environment or conserve natural resources or jobs in which workers’ duties involve making their establishment’s production processes more environmentally friendly or use fewer natural resources.”
In Mooresville, Existing Industry and Marketing manager Jessica Stewart of the Mooresville-South Iredell Economic Development Corporation said she believes green jobs are on the rise “because technology is changing the way we look at manufacturing and provides an opportunity to reduce the impact on the environment.”
Some companies in Mooresville that focus on clean energy are PowerHome Solar, PowerWorks Electric, SunEnergy1 and Energy Conservation Solutions. Steward said those companies “specifically serve the solar energy sector.”
When green companies are looking to come to an area, it takes a comprehensive regional network, to afford the opportunity to create the right conditions to make an area attractive to energy employers and clean technology innovations.
“There are several programs, credits and existing companies that make our market attractive for companies to relocate and grow jobs here,” she said. “We must continue to create an environment to promote and cultivate this sector.”