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17 industries in LA City's Green Technology Sector
Seventeen promising green technology industries represents the most promising commercial components of L.A.’s green technology sector.
"Jobs in L.A.’s Green Technology Sector (1-2006)"
This report on green jobs and green industry was prepared for the Department of Water and Power and the Workforce Investment Board of the City of Los Angeles through a contract with the
Milken Institute and written by Patrick Burns and Daniel Flaming.
17 promising green technology industries
- Water & Sewage Systems
- Residential Building Construction
- Building Equipment Contractors
- Building Finishing Contractors
- Petroleum Product Recycling
- Cleaning Compound Manufacturing
- HVAC Equipment Manufacturing
- Other Electrical Equip Manufacturing
- Misc. Durable Goods Wholesaling
- Wholesale Electronics
- Legal Services
- Architecture & Engineering
- Computer Systems Design
- Scientific & Technical Consulting
- Scientific Research & Design
- Waste Collection
- Remediation & Waste Management
Los Angeles Green Technology Industry Profiles
Los Angeles’ green technology industries were identified and analyzed to identify
promising targets for growth and job creation. Three filtering criteria were used to
identify industries with:
Both the DWP and the WIB share an interest in expanding work opportunities in
living-wage industries and occupations in the city’s economy. Further, both are interested in
seeing Los Angeles become a center of production for “green” goods and services, providing
renewable or less-polluting sources of energy, as well as technologies that help reduce pollutants
from the existing economic base, transportation infrastructure, and residential communities.
Growth in this segment of the economy would enable Los Angeles to improve its environmental
quality, achieve job growth and gain competitive advantage in the “Green Technology” sector.
- 500 or more jobs in the City of Los Angeles
- Stable or growing employment
- Average monthly wages in 2002 of $2,500 or more
SOURCE: ECONOMIC ROUNDTABLE, Nonprofit, Public Policy Research Organization, 315 West Ninth Street, Suite 1209, Los Angeles, California 90015 ~ www.economicrt.org
Edited by Carolyn Allen, owner/editor of California Green Solutions