Metro Atlanta Chamber's Clean Tech Leadership Council
April 18, 2012
STRATEGIC IMPERATIVES SUPPORTS NEW CLEAN TECH INITIATIVE
Strategic Imperatives Joins Metro Atlanta Chamber's Clean Tech Leadership Council
(Atlanta, GA) – Strategic Imperatives, a leader in the sustainability consulting industry, announces their participation in a Metro Atlanta Chamber of Commerce (MAC) initiative to bring 6,000 “clean tech” jobs to Atlanta by 2017. The initiative, announced last Thursday, will attempt to attract companies to Atlanta while growing already-established businesses here.
Diana Rivenburgh, CEO & President of Strategic Imperatives, represents the company on the Clean Tech Leadership Council, a group of corporate executives, university scholars and community leaders collaborating to accomplish the growth vision. The council will concentrate on seven verticals: smart grids, alternatively-fueled vehicles, solar power, water, green building and sustainability services, biofuels and batteries, and recycled products.
Clean tech is an umbrella term used to describe innovative green jobs across several different industries. Clean tech jobs include ocean-based energy production, solar-panel manufacturing, and biofuel research. "Cleantech is a large market, it's a growing market, it’s a market that has high wages, and it's a market in which Atlanta starts from a very significant position of strength," said John Brock, chairman of the Metro Atlanta Chamber. According to The Brookings Institution’s Sizing the Clean Economy’s 2011 study, Metro Atlanta is already a leader in the clean tech industry, with more than 43,000 people working in related jobs.