Traverse City, Michigan

November 12, 2018

Traverse City Light & Power’s board has voted to include a community-wide 100 percent clean energy goal in its strategic plan. Through that goal, the utility plans to achieve 100 percent clean energy by 2040. The ARA Jobs Tour hosted a roundtable discussion on the job creation and other economic benefits of that goal at Traverse City Light & Power’s headquarters.

The panel featured local clean energy businesses, city officials, and utility representatives to discuss the future and economic potential of clean energy in the area and throughout the state.

  • Traverse City Light & Power
  • CBS Solar
  • Northwestern Michigan College
  • Traverse City Commission

Grand Rapids, Michigan

September 21, 2017

On Sept. 21, 2017, Michigan business leaders highlighted a new clean jobs report demonstrating the state is home to 92,000 clean energy jobs, with more than 6,500 clean energy jobs in Kent County. The analysis – available at – shows jobs in the solar and wind energy industries grew by more than 14 percent from 2015-2016, with more than 5,600 solar jobs and 4,600 wind energy jobs in place throughout Michigan. The analysis is based on U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics data and a comprehensive survey of thousands of businesses across the region.