Green Jobs Award 2010 Winning Companies Show That Innovation Leads to Growth


Inc. Magazine recently released their list of top entrepreneurial leaders from across the country. This group represents the nation’s top 500 fastest-growing private companies.

We are proud to recognize that two of our 2010 Green Jobs Award winning companies are represented among these leaders!  FLS Energy in Asheville, NC was named America’s 46th Fastest Growing Company by Inc. Magazine. FLS Energy offers solar energy engineering, installation, and financing for utility-scale solar thermal and photovoltaic energy systems. They received this ranking due to their tremendous three year revenue growth of over 4,300% with this year’s projected revenue to be $36 million, double last year’s revenue of $18 million. FLS Energy is based on a culture of creativity, freedom, and commitment, where every employee is encouraged to meet his or her potential. FLS Energy also employs graduates with a local nonprofit Green Opportunities program.

Also recognized on this year’s Inc 500 is Green Jobs Award Winner CLEAResult Consulting, ranked #422 among the nation.  CLEAResult Consulting designs and implements energy efficiency improvements for utility companies and is located in Austin, TX. CLEAResult also invests in their employees by providing generous benefits as well as providing bi-monthly career development through their CLEAResult University to boost employee’s knowledge of the industry and company.

FLS Energy and Southern Energy Management were both recognized as two of North Carolina’s Companies to watch by the Council for Entrepreneurial Development (CED) in partnership with the Edward Lowe Foundation and entrepreneurial support organizations from across NC. North Carolina Companies to Watch honors second-stage companies that not only demonstrate high performance in the marketplace, but also exhibit innovative products and a dynamic workplace culture."These companies exemplify the entrepreneurial spirit that leads to success in the marketplace even during challenging economic times," said CED President Joan Siefert Rose. Southern Energy Management is a sustainable energy company serving the Southeast with energy efficiency and solar power for home owners, residential and commercial builders, companies, non-profits, utilities and government clients.  Southern Energy Management is also committed to creating value for its employees through their culture of ownership which is supported by an incentive stock option plan, strong benefits and professional development for all team members.

We congratulate these three companies who continue to show that they are making valuable contributions to both the economy and the environment! Stay tuned for our 2011 Green Jobs Award winners to be announced in November.