Target Industries


Cleantech/Smart Grid

Wake County and the Research Triangle region are a hub for global cleantech companies and innovation. The Triangle is home to 350 companies developing and supplying technology for the global market or supporting those companies with products, services, and expertise. Among these organizations are a mix of Fortune 500, mid-size, and startups.

Another competitive advantage the Triangle produces is the network of global economic development partners that connect our region and companies with opportunities around the world. Resources such as the Research Triangle Region Partnership, International Cleantech Network, and the Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster aim to support economic development growth to accelerate the cleantech industry. The region’s Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster (RTCC) is one of  the 11 members of the International Cleantech Network and is one of the top locations in the country for smart grid innovation.

 

Rankings:

#1 Region in Cleantech Employee Concentration
(Research Triangle Region)
compared to peer regions of Austin, Atlanta, Denver, Boston, and San Diego
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

#2 State for Installed Solar Power Capacity
(North Carolina)
Business Facilities | July 2018

3rd Fastest-Growing Cleantech Cluster
(Research Triangle)
Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster

In the last ten years, the cleantech workforce in the Research Triangle Region grew by 18.4%, the third-fastest growth rate among the peer region.To learn more about Cleantech, visit Research Triangle Region Partnership, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s websites, or contact Kathleen Henry for more information.

 

Cleantech & Smart Grid Employment

 

Top Occupations Employed
in Industry

 

Employed in Industry Group (2018)

 

Growth
2013-2018

 

Median Hourly
Wage

 

Management Analysts

 

 2,514

 9%

 $36.32

 

Civil Engineers

 

 2,048

 56%

 $36.30

 

Software Developers
and Programmers

 

 1,533

 25%

 $45.81

 

Electrical and Electronics Engineers

 

 1,467

  30%

 $50.60

 

Secretaries and Administrative Assistants

 

 1,423

 9%

 $18.94

 

Market Research Analysts and
Marketing Specialists

 

 1,270

 56%

 $30.37

 

Engineering Technicians,
Except Drafters

 

1,232

26%

$23.59

 

General and Operations Managers

 

1,214

46%

$56.99

 

Customer Service Representatives

 

1,129

48%

$15.42

 

Miscellaneous Business
Operations Specialists

 

1,057

34%

$33.42

Source: EMSI 2018. U.S. Bureau of Labor Statistics (Metro), April 2018. Raleigh-Durham CMSA

To learn more about Cleantech, visit Research Triangle Region Partnership, Research Triangle Cleantech Cluster’s websites, or contact Kathleen Henry for more information.

 

 

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