Mayor Nutter says he’s thrilled to be hosting Vice President Joe Biden and the middle class task force today as they discuss the benefits of green jobs. He’ll be speaking about how Philly is developing green jobs during one of the panels.
“The whole task force is about the middle class. Our perspective in Philadelphia is that green jobs are the pathway to the middle class,” Nutter said.
There was some good green news for Philly today. A total of $1.3 million in grants from the John S. and James L. Knight Foundation will be awarded to green job efforts in the city, including a grant to the non-profit Energy Coordinating Agency to launch a green jobs skills training center.
“Philadelphia is looked increasingly as an incubator of innovation,” Nutter said.