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HysteryDiagnosis Donating Member (1000+ posts) Send PM | Profile | Ignore Sun Sep-04-11 10:59 AM
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Fuel cells and job creation, hopefully a growing trend.
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More jobs were created in the industry, helping bring new life to American manufacturing and

Fuel Cells 2000s current estimate of direct fuel cell industry jobs in the U.S. totals more
than 3,600, based on company reports and expert opinion. Supply chain employment is
estimated at more than 7,000.

The Northeast Electrochemical Energy Storage Cluster (Vermont, New Hampshire,
Maine, Massachusetts, Connecticut, Rhode Island, New York, and New Jersey) estimate
the fuel cell and hydrogen production and distribution industry cluster provides
substantial economic value to the region estimated at $979 million in revenue and
investment, $407 million in labor income, and between $55.4 million and $61.6 million
in state and local taxes. 2 The cluster also estimates 2,228 direct jobs with Original

Equipment Manufacturers (OEMs) and 5,319 full and part time jobs.
A report by the Connecticut Center for Advanced Technology on the Connecticut
Hydrogen Fuel Cell Industry Status and Direction for 2010 and 2011 estimates that
employment in Connecticuts hydrogen and fuel cell industry has grown by 28 percent
from 2006 to 2010.

Fuel cell manufacturer Bloom Energy is greatly expanding its Sunnyvale, California
manufacturing facility and adding more than 1,000 new jobs. Bloom Energy expanded
its workforce by over 70 percent in 2010 alone, and has grown 525 percent over the
past four years. The company is also planning to build a manufacturing facility in
Newark, Delaware, hiring 900 employees over five years and predicting a minimum of
600 more jobs to follow as its suppliers open Delaware bases of operations.

Bing Energy relocated to Florida, receiving a $1.9 million Qualified Target Industry (QTI)
Tax Refund award from Floridas Office of Tourism, Trade and Economic Development,
and is expected to create at least 244 new Florida jobs paying an average salary of
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