Full Title: California Advanced Energy Employment Survey
Author(s): BW Research Partnership
Publisher(s): The Advanced Energy Economy Institute (AEEI)
Publication Date: 12/2014
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California is the nation’s most populous state and the nation’s leader in policies to promote secure, clean, affordable energy. It should be no surprise that California has a large and growing advanced energy economy as a result. Just how large and how fast growing has not been known – until now.
This first-time survey finds that the Golden State is home to more than 40,000 businesses serving advanced energy markets, spanning the entire value chain and including a wide range of energy technologies that address both supply and demand.
Based on this survey of more than 2,000 companies doing business in California, advanced energy employment in the state is currently 431,800, an increase of 5% over last year. Employers are optimistic about the future as well, with about half of all firms expecting to add employees during the coming year, for more than 70,000 new jobs – a 17% projected increase.