"Arkansans should be very proud to see our state in the top 10 nationwide for clean tech jobs," said Glen Hooks, Senior Campaign Representative with Sierra Club. "Arkansas workers can play a major role in growing the clean energy economy in our region. As Governor Beebe and his staff work on the state energy plan, they should look to these outstanding jobs figures. Clean technology is a growth sector, and Arkansas can keep leading the nation with the right policies and incentives."
According to the United States Bureau of Labor Statistics, clean tech employment grew by 16.22 percent from 2003-2010, employing more than 30,000 workers in 2010. The average wage for a clean tech job was $32,116 per year, in 2009 dollars.