Business Facilities Magazine released its report on the top cities in alternative energy. I was happy to see my home city of Louisville, Kentucky made a couple of good lists. Louisville was #8 on the list of alternative energy leaders.
The top 10 list of alternative energy industry leaders is below:
- Tuscon, AZ
- Albuquerque, NM
- Midland, MI
- Clarksville, TN
- Greenville, SC
- Fort Madison, IA
- Knoxville, TN
- Louisville, KY
- Junction City, KS
- Bakersfield, CA
One item that helps Louisville to get on this list is the recent news that a $20 million philanthropic contribution went to the Speed School for Engineering at the University of Louisville. Kentucky Governor Beshear has now established the Kentucky Center for Renewable Energy Research and Environmental Stewardship at the University of Louisville.
More good news for Louisville is White Energy Technology Riverport LLC wants to build a clean-energy facility that would produce alternative fuel for use in power generation at Jefferson Riverport International in southwest Jefferson County in Louisville.
Louisville also was #7 on the list of best cost of living. All of this news is music to my ears. Yay for us!
To see more of the city rankings : http://www.businessfacilities.com/Rankings/BFJulAug10_METRO_RANKINGS.PDF
Where does your city stack up?