Iowa’s biofuel jobs hits 4,737

December 11, 2014 |

In Washington, advanced energy employment in Iowa is more than 22,000 strong and on pace to reach nearly 24,000 jobs in 2015, according to the first-ever comprehensive industry survey conducted for the Advanced Energy Economy Institute.

The AEE Institute is a nonprofit educational and charitable affiliate of Advanced Energy Economy (AEE), a national business association. Prepared by BW Research Partnership, a leading workforce and economic development research firm, the Iowa Advanced Energy Employment Survey report is available at http://info.aee.net/ia-jobs-report-14. The AEE Institute published a similar report on California’s advanced energy industry, California Advanced Energy Employment Survey, last week, which is available at http://info.aee.net/ca-jobs-report-14.

Advanced energy comprises a significant part of Iowa’s economy, employing 1.3 percent of Iowa’s total workforce. Employment in advanced energy-related businesses is greater than employment reported for crop production, general freight trucking, and animal production in Iowa. Advanced fuels, which include ethanol, cellulosic ethanol, and biodiesel, account for 4,737 jobs in Iowa.

 

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