Governor wants to boost Oregon’s economy with eco-friendly jobs

At a time of sluggish home values, bounding gas prices and shrinking businesses Gov. Ted Kulongoski has mapped a jobs strategy that plays off worldwide concern about climate change and takes advantage of Oregon’s eco-friendly reputation.

"There’s a tremendous opportunity in this region for green technology," the governor says in an interview with The Oregonian. He rattles off advancements in renewable energy, green construction and electric cars. "These are high-tech jobs," he says, and there are lots of them on the horizon.

by Harry Esteve, The Oregonian

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