It is no accident that Oregon is one of only three states in which green jobs are both a relatively large, and fast-growing segment of the economy. Oregon has several decades of leadership and innovation in energy efficiency, sustainable business products and practices, and environmental services. This is driven in part, by a broadly held commitment to protecting Oregon's rich natural environment. Oregon is recognized internationally as a leader in renewable energy, clean technology, sustainable building practices, environmental laws, cutting-edge mass transit systems, and for our overall 'green' lifestyle.
With this foundation, the Oregon Workforce Investment Board has made some strategic investments and policy decisions. We commissioned the Oregon Employment Department to complete a green jobs survey using our definition of green jobs. This was followed by the development of a statewide green jobs growth strategy.
Learn more about our green jobs growth strategy for Oregon