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Ballot initiative would cost hospitals $1b a year, industry-backed study says

The Boston Globe - April 29, 2018

A report commissioned by the Massachusetts hospital industry projects that passage of a ballot question to regulate nurse staffing would come at an extraordinary cost - almost $1 billion a year - and worsen the quality of patient care.

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State commission: DTE Energy can build $1 billion gas plant - and pass cost on to you

Detroit Metro Times - April 27, 2018

...a February study by BW Research Partners showed how a portfolio of clean energy resources would create more jobs and more tax revenues than DTE’s proposed project.

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Will Michigan's Public Service Commission Stand Strong & Reject DTE's Billion-dollar National Gas Gamble?

Union of Concerned Scientists - March 26, 2018

... a study completed by BW Research Partners (commissioned by UCS and Vote Solar) showed how this portfolio of clean energy resources would create more jobs and more tax revenues than DTE’s proposed project.

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Survey reveals traffic still a key issue

The Coast News Group - March 22, 2018

City Council heard the results of a 2017 community survey at its Feb. 27 meeting. Leading the discussion was Josh Williams, principal researcher and president at BW Research Partnership. The survey was conducted from Nov. 29, 2017, through Jan. 4.

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Workforce Development Leaders Exchange Ideas on How to Develop Highly-Skilled Workforce - March 19, 2018

Keynote speaker Philip Jordan, Executive Director of the Economic Advancement Research Institute and Vice President of BW Research Partnership, spoke about three themes most relevant to the future of work and workforce development: the role of technology and innovation, changing social contracts, and global and digital workplaces.

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Report: Renewables could create 4 times more ongoing jobs than DTE's proposed natural gas power plant

Crain's Detroit Business - March 9, 2018

Building renewable energy power alternatives such as wind and solar instead of DTE Energy Co.'s plan to build a nearly $1 billion, 1,100-megawatt natural gas plant could create more than 10 times more construction jobs in Michigan and just less than four times more ongoing jobs, according to a report by BW Research Partnership, a research firm with offices in California and Massachusetts.

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Marketing study hopes to unlock potential for downtown San Pedro

Daily Breeze - March 9, 2018

With San Pedro’s landscape poised to change in the next few years, business leaders are looking to a research firm to help map a future course for the historic downtown shopping district.

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Report: Renewable energy development will create 10 times more jobs than natural gas plant - March 7, 2018

A new analysis by BW Research Partnership released today found utility company DTE Energy could spark many more jobs by building and investing in a diverse mix of renewable energy and energy efficiency projects instead of building a new natural gas power plant in St. Clair County.

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Clean Energy Powers 3 Million U.S. Jobs

Barr Foundation - February 22, 2017

In recent years, as entire industries—from construction and manufacturing to sales and professional services—are transformed by clean technologies, an entirely new group of “energy workers” has emerged that includes solar installers, wind turbine technicians, energy efficiency auditors, and others in the rapidly expanding clean energy sector.

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Clean Energy Employs 2.5 Million in US: Report

CNBC - March 30, 2016

The clean energy industry in the U.S. employs over 2.5 million people, according to new analysis released by Environmental Entrepreneurs (E2), a nonpartisan business group. BW Research Partnership conducted the analysis for the report.

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DOE Releases First Annual National Energy Employment Analysis

U.S. Department of Energy - March 24, 2016

The U.S. Department of Energy today released the agency's first annual analysis of how changes in America's energy profile are affecting national employment in multiple energy sectors.

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Survey: Ohio Home to 89,000 Clean-Energy Jobs

The Columbus Dispatch - May 20, 2015

A new survey finds that Ohio had 89,000 clean-energy jobs last year, a figure that is growing despite recent state policies that the authors say are not good for such businesses.

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SLO County Lacks Jobs of Quality and High Pay, Report Says

The Tribune - April 6, 2015

Although local employment growth bounced back stronger from the recession than the state and nation, the quality of jobs in San Luis Obispo County did not.

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North County's Economy Hit Hard By Recession But Recovering

KPBS - March 10, 2015

North County was hit harder than San Diego as a whole by the recession but is also rebounding faster in some areas.

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San Diego's Post-Recession Success Comes with Caveats, Experts Say

Los Angeles Times - March 10, 2015

These days, San Diego frequently is hailed as one of California's post-recessio success stories. And in the northern part of the county — home to biotech hubs...

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Nevada Leads US in Per-Capita Growth in Solar Jobs

The New York Times - February 12, 2015

The number of solar industry jobs in Nevada more than doubled last year, the fastest per capita growth in the nation, a nonprofit research and education group said in a new report Thursday.

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