Focus Groups Give Insight to Local Green Economy

As part of its Green Collar Jobs Demand Analysis, WDCEP along with its partners undertook four focus groups to explore the local green collar job economy.

The groups were composed of people from the following sectors:

small businesses – to get a better understanding of the green economy’s impact on small businesses;

Building, construction and development – to discuss green job opportunities within the industry;

workforce development and job training – to better understand and develop an effort to ‘bridge the gap’ between residents and jobs; and finally

green suppliers – to shed light on green business in the region.
The process and findings obtained from each of the focus group meetings will be included in an Appendix in the overall final report, which will be available to the public in early Fall 2008.

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