For real jobs plan, empower govs

Jennifer Granholm writes for POLITICO, August 8, 2012

Governors are hungry for both dollars and jobs, and states alone don’t have the resources to compete against China. But if the federal government could catalyze action, sparking private sector partnerships and state-level policy changes — be they tax incentives, land assembly, streamlined permitting processes, renewable-energy standards, access to capital, access to talent and training — then this bottom-up Clean Energy Jobs Race to the Top would create millions of permanent, well-paying advanced manufacturing jobs in America in the next four years.