How We Work

The American Jobs Project uses a 360° economic development model focused on stable, good-paying jobs supported by five foundational building blocks: the innovation ecosystem, access to capital, workforce development, value chain build-out, and local market growth.

In each state where we work, we identify the most promising advanced energy technologies that could be developed, given local conditions. We collaborate with local business people, policymakers, academics, and other stakeholders to capitalize on opportunities, remove barriers, fill in gaps, and implement politically feasible policy solutions.

Homegrown leadership takes ownership of this process, using local knowledge and connections to grow each state’s advanced energy economy and create good-paying jobs that last.