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Upcoming Good Jobs, Green Jobs 2012 Regional Conference in Atlanta

High Road Strategies’ Joel Yudken is scheduled to participate on a panel on state clean energy manufacturing policies, in the Good Jobs Green Jobs regional conference in Atlanta, Georgia, to be held February 23-24. The February 23 morning workshop, "The BlueGreen Apollo Green Manufacturing Action Plan: Policy Recommendations for States," will provide an overview of policy recommendations for promoting clean energy manufacturing in three states—Ohio, Michigan and California—developed by the Apollo Project of the BlueGreen Alliance, drawing on research and the input of three state-level task forces of labor, environmental, and business leaders. Other panelists will include Jeffrey Rickert, Deputy Director of the AFL-CIO Working for America Institute, Mac Lynch, Senior Manager of State & Local Affiliates, BlueGreen Alliance, and Silvia Minton, Sr. Vice President, Corporate, Institutional & Government Affairs, MAGE SOLAR Projects, Inc.. Chris Busch, Policy Director, BlueGreen Alliance, will moderate. Yudken conducted research and developed an initial set of recommendations that served as the intellectual foundation for the GreenMAP policy recommendations for Michigan and California (click here for more information).

The Atlanta conference is the first of four Good Jobs, Green Jobs regional conferences to be held in 2012, organized by the BlueGreen Alliance. The others will be held in Los Angeles (March 25-26), Philadelphia (April 3-4), and Detroit (May 10-11). High Road Strategies will also serve as a Convener for the Atlanta, Philadelphia, and Detroit conferences. For more information about the conferences go to: http://www.greenjobsconference.org/.

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