New Jersey is the first U.S. state to have a comprehensive municipal sustainability program that links certification with strong state and private financial incentives and a technical support and training program.
Today the U.S. Chamber BCLC and Siemens Corporation announced the finalists for the 2012 Siemens Sustainable Community Awards.
Upon announcing the 5th-ever round of finalists in the annual Siemens Sustainable Community Awards, today BCLC founder and executive director called American cities "hotbeds of social and environmental innovation."
There has been a flurry of reports and findings lately that the American economy is growing again. U.S. manufacturing is strengthening and the country’s gross domestic product has surpassed pre-economic crisis levels. This is welcome news, but it doesn’t mean the country is out of the woods yet.
China is the third largest U.S. export market and is expected to continue the 468% growth in exports that has marked the decade from 2000. In 2010, America sent China goods worth some $91.9 billion. Where exactly are these exports coming from?