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Manufacturers and Cal Lutheran University's Bill Watkins to release green jobs report


Study finds that California's economy would weaken if state sacrifices existing job base to reach green job goals

 June 15, 2010 Sacramento, CA -- On Wednesday, June 16, at 10:00 a.m. the California Manufacturers & Technology Association (CMTA) will hold a statewide media teleconference to release and discuss a green jobs study -- The Truth About Green Jobs and California -- recently completed by Bill Watkins, Ph.D. of Cal Lutheran University.



The report provides context to recent green job studies and claims, analyzes what has occurred in countries with "green job" mandates, and takes a look at the real costs of green job policies that ignore markets and the need for overall economic growth.



The report will be available online at www.cmta.net/greenjobs.php at 9:30 a.m. on Wednesday.

    Who:
    Jack Stewart, CMTA President (bio)
    Bill Watkins, Ph.D. (bio), Cal Lutheran University Center for Economic Research and Forecasting -- author of The Truth About Green Jobs and California
    Dorothy Rothrock, CMTA VP of Government Relations
    Joel Kotkin (bio)

    What:
    Release and discussion of The Truth About Green Jobs and California report for the media

    Where:
    Media teleconference
    Phone number: 800-434-1335
    passcode: 489353#

    When:
    Wednesday, June 16 @ 10:00 a.m.

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