Green energy tax credits mean hundreds of jobs in Ohio

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Green energy tax credits mean hundreds of jobs in Ohio

Dayton Daily News – DAYTON — Ohio should net hundreds of new manufacturing jobs in the field of renewable energy with the recent announcement of $125 million in federal tax credits, companies receiving the credits said.

U.S. Sen. Sherrod Brown, D-Ohio, announced the tax credit awards on Jan. 8, including one to Dayton-based AcuTemp, as part of his campaign to make “Ohio the Silicon Valley of Clean Energy Manufacturing.”

That same day, President Obama announced that green energy production tax credits would amount to $2.3 billion nationwide — matched with $5 billion in private funds — to create 17,000 jobs.

Those announcements occurred the same day a dismal report on the nation’s persistently high unemployment was released.

“Manufacturing is critical to the strength of our nation and the future of our middle class, and clean energy represents the future of American manufacturing,” Brown said.

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