Mayors’ Green Manufacturing Initiative: Current Structures, Strategies and Examples for Green Economic Development

Katrina Mitchell examines what is being done in other cities when it comes to "green" economic development and explains how Minneapolis Saint Paul compares.

October 23, 2009

Minneapolis Saint Paul is at the leading edge in thinking about how to best stimulate the green economy beyond green building and renewable energy installation incentives. The green economy is emerging. Each week new announcements and new programs emerge. This study represents some of the best practices and innovations in economic development, some in the green sector and some traditionally focused, or geared in general toward high technology/high innovation sectors.

This report offers a sampling of a variety of methods, programs, strategies and structures that states, cities and the private sector are using that might inform how Minneapolis Saint Paul can best stimulate the growth of the green sector.

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