Gallery: 10 cleantech leaders to watch

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Jeff Allen, Drive Oregon

Jeff Allen took over the state government-funded industry cluster group Drive Oregon late last year and has a long to-do list, including a reset of expectations about what exactly an electric vehicle cluster will look like in Oregon. Allen engineered the launch of Drive Oregon’s first grant program earlier this month. Watch to see if Allen and Drive Oregon are successful in adding jobs in the sector in the coming year.

What's cleantech anyway?

The exact definition may change depending on who you ask, but the cleantech sector is a category of business focused on a low-carbon future.

Whether it's renewable energy, electric vehicles, cleaner manufacturing or green technology, the cleantech sector is an attractive target for investors because companies are developing game-changing and potentially disruptive technologies.


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While Oregon's cleantech sector is eclipsed in size by clusters of companies elsewhere in the country, its development and potential is a top priority for economic development officials.

Sustainable Business Oregon found 10 cleantech leaders to watch, leaders who showcase the potential for the sector and will be making waves in the coming months. Check them out here >>


More from the 2012 SBO cleantech report:

EV Project: Slower than projected, but alive and well
Green chemistry center grows up, reaches out
Oregon’s electric vehicle cluster rethinks its image
Keeping wind turbines turning leads to growth
Guest blog: Cooperative innovation key to breakthroughs


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