San Francisco, San Jose, Portland Lead Nation in Clean Technology

By Nathan Eddy  |  Posted 2013-06-07

U.S. West Coast cities are the clear leaders in developing and implementing clean technology across a variety of industries, according to the U.S. Clean Tech Leadership Index report, which contains findings from the 2013 editions of Clean Edge's State and Metro Indexes. The indexes track activity in the U.S. based on industry indicators at state and metro levels. Indicator performances are grouped into separate categories such as green buildings; advanced transportation; clean electricity and carbon management; and clean-tech investment, innovation, and workforce. Half the top 10 metro areas (in fact, five of the top seven) are in California, which has led in the State Index for the past four years running. Four other leading metro areas are in top 10 states Oregon, Colorado, Washington and Massachusetts, while another top 10 state, Illinois, has the Chicago metro area, which checks in at No. 12. Although some metro areas include suburbs and outlying cities in neighboring states, the correlation between high-ranking cities and high-ranking states remains striking. An exception among the top 10 metro areas is Washington, D.C., which ranks fifth in the company's 2013 Metro Index.


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