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March 10, 2008

Vermont To Promote “Green Valley” At Environmental Tech Show

MONTPELIER, Vt. – The State of Vermont will be looking to generate some green by being green at an upcoming international environmental technology trade fair and conference in Vancouver.

Representatives of the Vermont Department of Economic Development and the Vermont Global Trade Partnership will be joined by several Vermont companies at GLOBE 2008, a biennial trade fair and conference scheduled for March 12 through 14.

“Vermont has an internationally-recognized image as a clean, “green” state; we are the healthiest state in America; and we have more institutions of higher learning per capita than any other state,” said Kevin Dorn, Vermont Secretary of Commerce and Community Development. “We believe we can leverage these strengths to recruit ‘green’ businesses to Vermont, and promote those already here.”

Dorn will head a delegation that includes the Vermont Department of Economic Development; the Vermont Global Trade Partnership; Burlington-based alternative energy firm Draker Solar; and environmental remediation equipment maker Clean Earth Technology of Ferrisburg to GLOBE 2008.

“This will be the second time that Vermont has attended GLOBE, and the response has been very positive,” Dorn said. “Vermont companies have found good leads, and environmental technology firms have expressed interest in our state.”

He noted Vermont’s efforts to promote itself as a center for environmental engineering and technology firms, including the release of the recent report by the Vermont Environmental Engineering Advisory Council.

“Governor Jim Douglas has made growing Vermont’s ‘Green Valley’ a priority,” Dorn said. “This conference helps promote Vermont on a world stage.”

GLOBE 2008 showcases emerging environmental technologies and solutions from leading global technology companies.

Nearly 10,000 policy makers, environmental business leaders and corporate environmental managers from 78 countries attended GLOBE 2006 and organizers estimate that $646 million in new business was generated at GLOBE 2006.

For more information, visit the GLOBE Web site at:

Source: Agency of Commerce and Community Development
Last Updated at: March 10, 2008 16:25:54