Crisco Says NC Will Lead in Green Economy

NC Secretary of Commerce Keith Crisco told SJF Summit attendees that North Carolina is well-positioned for the emerging green economy.

“We want to be your partner in the green economy,” Crisco said.

Crisco noted that demand is growing for the state’s green business fund.  For its first year, he said there were 85 applications for $1 million in funding; the following year, there were 200 applications.  He said there will be additional funding for the green business fund in the next fiscal year budget.

Crisco said North Carolina has reorganized its state energy office and believes those changes will help the Old North State in tapping into the green economy.

“We will do the job,” he said of state officials.  “Hold us accountable.”