As the trusted voice for millions of American businesses, local chambers of commerce have shaped the economic vitality of cities and towns for more than a century. Today, local chambers are helping businesses address big challenges in our energy landscape: a slowly recovering economy, volatile energy prices, global competition in manufacturing and technology development, and aging electric grids. Throughout the nation, chambers are turning to clean energy and innovation as practical and profitable tools to address these challenges.
Local Chambers as Change Agents: Creating Economic Vitality through Clean Energy and Innovation provides the first comprehensive look into how local chambers are attracting investment, supporting business growth, and diversifying their local economies around clean energy and energy efficiency. With ten in-depth case studies, the report shows how chambers are helping their businesses save millions through energy efficiency, establishing demonstration sites for renewable energy technologies, leading the charge to modernize the electric grid, and more.