Commitment to Action

Regions Rise Together for American Jobs and Innovation

Commitment by

Clean Economy Network

In 2011, national, regional and cross-sector partners, led by Dan Carol of the Clean Economy Network, commited to a three year, bi-partisan effort (Regions Rise Together for American Jobs and Innovation) to accelerate job creation and innovation infrastructure and highlight local economic success stories as new public-private-community-driven partnership models take root across America. These 'bottom-up' economic development efforts relied on community and local government collaboration tied to measurable local outcomes. To accelerate these outcomes, a broad-based group of business leaders, foundation, and NGO partners supporting regional strategies commited to identify scalable success stories and then advocate for the replicable changes in policy, finance, and cross-sector collaboration we need in the 21st century to modernize and expedite job creation and innovation infrastructure.





Regions Rise Together for American Jobs and Innovation



Est. Duration

3 Years

Estimated Total Value



Northern America


United States

Commitment by

Clean Economy Network

Partner(s) of the Commitment Maker(s)

New England Clean Energy Council, Next Economy Partnership Project, National Association of Development Officers (NADO), State Science and Technology Institute, Clean Economy Development Center, American Council on Renewable Energy (ACORE), TechNet, Clean Energy Trust, Ben Franklin Partnership, Surdna Foundation, Inc., Michigan Energy Innovation Council, Cleantech Open, Colorado Association of Manufacturing Technology, Rockefeller Brothers Fund, Inc., Institute For Sustainable Communities, NorTech