Cleveland/Cuyahoga County

The Greater Cleveland/Cuyahoga County region is generating a significant pipeline of contracting opportunities for energy efficiency retrofits in public, commercial and residential buildings; renewable energy projects; and green infrastructure projects. For 2017, Cuyahoga County alone is projecting up to $15 million in project construction through the county’s Clean Energy Financing Hub. And the LEEDCo (Lake Erie Energy Development Corporation) Icebreaker wind power project is just one example of the region's many renewable energy initiatives.

Emerald Cities Collaborative is a national nonprofit committed to helping small minority-, woman- and veteran-owned contractors and disadvantaged workers build careers in the energy efficiency, renewables and green building sectors. Additionally, Emerald Cities Cleveland works with government, business, labor and community stakeholders to build demand for energy efficiency, renewable energy and clean building projects and then connect small minority-, woman- and veteran-owned contractors and disadvantaged workers to these opportunities through programs like our highly successful E-Contractor Academy.

The Cleveland/Cuyahoga E-Contractor Academy is made possible through generous support of the JP Morgan Chase Foundation and Cuyahoga County Government.

E-Contractor Academy provides a series of topical seminars, peer-to-peer learning and networking events proven to help local contractors build their careers and businesses by preparing them to compete for, win and perform public- and private-sector energy efficiency and renewable energy projects across the Greater Cleveland Metropolitan Area. So if your small minority-, woman- or veteran-owned business does construction and services related to energy efficiency, renewables and/or green building projects, E-Contractor Academy can help you grow your business.

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