Green jobs featured at fair

"Green" jobs will be featured at a state exhibit during the Minnesota State Fair, which begins next week.

Positively Minnesota, a public-private partnership, will host the exhibit about clean-energy jobs in the Eco Experience building.

“Growing green jobs is a key to our economic future,” said Commissioner Dan McElroy of the Department of Employment and Economic Development. “Our wind and renewable energy industries are strong, and we are at the forefront of environmental technology. We have a budding group of green entrepreneurs and a significant emphasis on green architecture and construction. We see the green economy as a job generator for Minnesota.”

The state produces the fourth most wind power of any state and is fourth in ethanol production. Duluth’s port is the second most active in shipping wind turbines.

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