Some “essential questions” to open the conversation

  • How do we keep and promote “green jobs” in MA?
  • Should the focus be on educating skilled workers ? (and what are those skills?)
  • Should we be creating the infrastructures and/or incentives necessary for companies to thrive?
  • Should we making substantial investments now rather than waiting?
  • What might be some solutions to producing real products here vs. offshore or even in another state?
    • Competition
    • Choices: wind products are large while solar modules are small
    • Manufacturing sites
    • Quicker response to demand


  • Elli Blaine, Wellesley College
  • Marisa Leone, Needham High School


Topical Resources

Breakout Group Basics