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					The Clean Economy in the Cincinnati, OH-KY-IN Metropolitan Area

Why the Clean Economy Matters                                                                                Clean Economy Job Growth, 2003–2010
                                                                                                                  Cincinnati                       U.S.
The "clean" or "green" economy is an important element of America's emerging next
economy. It will define our nation's low carbon future while providing opportunity for
workers at all levels of the income and skills distributions. In this report, the clean                           140

                                                                                          Jobs index (2003=100)
economy is divided into 39 distinct segments, reflecting the economic activity involved
in producing a broad spectrum of clean products, from goods such as wind turbines
and solar photovoltaics to services such as mass transit and regulation.                                          120

Cincinnati's Clean Economy Profile
                        In terms of its overall size the clean economy in the                                           2003     '04        '05        '06        '07        '08         '09      2010

                        Cincinnati metropolitan area ranks 27th among the 100                                Note: Changes in employment do not include jobs lost from establishment closings. Some
                        largest metro areas                                                                  establishments in the database exhibited extreme employment changes, possibly
                                                                                                             exaggerating a place's growth curve (see report website for a listing of these cases).

                        Cincinnati's 18,525 clean economy jobs make up 1.9                                   Share of Clean Jobs Offering Good Pay
                        percent of all jobs in the region. On this measure of                                for Modest Education, 2010
                        concentration its clean economy ranks 44th

GROWTH                                                                                                                   74.9%
                        Between 2003 and 2010 Cincinnati added 3,721 clean                                                                           67.7%

                        jobs to see the sector grow by 3.3 percent annually.
                        Those readings placed the region 38th and 65th                                                                                                             42.9%

                        On average each clean economy job in Cincinnati

                        produces $29,922 in exports, which ranks it 10th on this
                                                                                                                     Cincinnati's            100 metro average                  U.S. blue
                        measure                                                                                     "green collar"             "green collar"                  collar share
                                                                                                                    share of clean             share of clean                   of all jobs
                                                                                                                    economy jobs               economy jobs
                        The estimated median wage in Cincinnati's clean economy                              Note: Within the clean economy, occupations paying mid-level wages are referred to as

                        is $37,991. This compares to $37,184 for all jobs in                                 "green collar" occupations and include jobs in the following occupational categories:
                                                                                                             production, transportation, installation, construction, office administration and support,
                        Cincinnati                                                                           protective services, and social services. The green collar designation is specific to the
                                                                                                             clean economy; when looking at the overall economy (clean or otherwise), these
                                                                                                             occupations are typically referred to as "blue collar."
Largest Segments                                                                                     Sample Clean
of Cincinnati's clean economy, 2010                                                               Economy Employers
                                                                     Annual Average
                                               Jobs,   Job Change,     Job Change,
Segment                                        2010     2003–2010    2003–2010 (%)                         Cobasys LLC
                                                                                                       (Battery Technologies)

Public Mass Transit                            4,006       +1,156           +5.0%                    Dubois Chemicals Inc
                                                                                                    (Green Chemical Products)

Waste Management and Treatment                 3,033         -430            -1.9%
                                                                                             Four Seasons Environmental Inc
                                                                                                 (Professional Energy Services)

Energy-saving Building Materials               1,209         +290           +4.0%
                                                                                                        LSI Industries Inc
Regulation and Compliance                      1,182         +623          +11.3%
                                                                                                              Rotek Inc
Recycling and Reuse                            1,158         +383           +5.9%

Fastest Growing Segments                                                                          For More Information
of Cincinnati's clean economy, 2003–2010                                                             VIEW THE FULL REPORT:
                                                                   Annual Average  
                                               Jobs,   Job Change,   Job Change,
                                                                                                  INTERACTIVE MAPPING TOOL:
Segment                                        2010     2003–2010 2003–2010 (%) 

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Smart Grid                                       50           +49          +74.9%
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Battery Technologies                            190          +140          +21.0%        

                                                                                      DATA NOTES:
                                                                                      This profile presents data developed for the Brookings-Battelle
Professional Energy Services                    547          +313          +12.9%     Clean Economy Database and the report "Sizing the Clean
                                                                                      Economy." Methodological details of this database are
                                                                                      described in an accompanying appendix document (see the
                                                                                      report website listed above).
Regulation and Compliance                      1,182         +623          +11.3%
                                                                                      Readers should be aware that for the data presented here
                                                                                      changes in employment do not include jobs lost from
                                                                                      establishment closings and that the database does not cover
Green Architecture and Construction Services    484          +241          +10.3%     establishments with fewer than five employees.

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