We at Greater Dallas County Development Alliance are focused on creating a sustainable future. We see renewable energy, efficient uses of energy, and environmentally conscious construction as pivotal in the next era of progress. Fittingly, we have the first McCallum Sweeney “Green Certified” in the nation and continually market the lofty renewable energy goals of both Iowa and our utility partners. But we still get questions concerning the efforts to attract “green” companies and employees. In the next few blog posts, we hope to answer these questions and more.
Let’s begin at the beginning:
What is a “green?”Green is a term that can be used interchangeably with environmentally friendly, eco-friendly, eco-conscious, or sustainable. All these terms are defined similarly as ‘a conscious effort by people, government, or businesses to balance the conservation and preservation of the Earth’s resources with human progress.’ As it relates to Economic Development, it is the practice of attracting companies and supporting local companies that are either are Green themselves or are in the Green industry. Additionally, it is promoting more sustainable business practices for both existing inventory and new builds.
In the next post, we will breakdown the difference between those Green businesses and businesses in the Green industry.