Growing Economic Opportunities

More businesses are prioritizing clean energy and sustainability. We are seizing that opportunity in New York.

Growing Economic Opportunities

More businesses are prioritizing clean energy and sustainability. We are seizing that opportunity in New York.

Our actions and investments are creating new economic activity right here in New York. The clean energy industry is growing before our eyes and the number of clean energy jobs in New York State reached a record level of 165,000 workers at the end of 2021. These jobs have helped lead New York’s COVID-19 economic recovery, the clean industry showing a faster recovery than other sectors. This recent growth is part of a larger trend in the State, with clean energy employment growing 17 percent since 2015 and continued growth on the horizon.

In partnership with businesses, schools, labor and trade organizations, we are supporting the creation of a clean energy workforce pipeline and providing new training opportunities for workers of all experience levels. These opportunities include programs designed to enhance skills in clean heating, energy efficiency, renewables, and other clean technology sectors. Our programs also assist businesses with recruiting, hiring, and onboarding costs for new employees. These efforts prioritize training programs for the state’s most underserved populations – low-income individuals, veterans, disabled workers, single parents, and the formerly incarcerated – and will also help integrate displaced workers into this new promising industry.

That means long-term economic opportunities for all New Yorkers.

Growing Jobs in New York

We are facilitating a just and equitable transition to a green economy for New York’s workforce and businesses, so all communities can prosper with clean energy and sustainability. The Just Transition Working Group’s Jobs Study reveals the positive impacts that our actions will have on jobs, wages, construction, manufacturing, and more.

Join the Green Economy

Find Your Fresh Start

Discover resources such as trainings and paid internships to help you find your green job.

Reimagining Business as Usual

Meet your organization’s sustainability goals and be a leader in your network with the help of our programs for businesses.

We Are New York. We Power the Future.