Green Jobs Reports

Pathways Out of Poverty: Regional Best Practices Report – Executive Summary Only

This four-page executive summary focuses on the core successes and lessons learned during NARC and its partners’ U.S. Department of Labor funded Pathways Out of Poverty Project.


Pathways Out of Poverty: Regional Best Practices – Full Report

This Pathways Out of Poverty program, funded by the U.S. Department of Labor (DOL) Employment and Training Administration through the American Recovery and Reinvestment Act of 2009, was designed to address pressing economic needs in communities across the country by training and placing disadvantaged individuals in jobs with opportunities for advancement along career pathways in green industries.  NARC and its Pathways Out of Poverty team partners developed this report to share the outcomes and results of their U.S. Department of Labor-funded project. It includes lessons learned, promising practices and other key information for regions and local governments interested in replicating similar jobs training and placement programs.

For more information on the Pathways project and resources for green jobs training, see

Solar Reports

Profiles in Regional Solar Planning: A Handbook and Resource Guide

The Guide is intended to provide guidance specifically to regional planning organizations on the unique roles they can play to move solar energy deployment forward in their regions. By focusing on case studies and regionally-specific tools, the Guide seeks to be a practical and applicable resource for taking full advantage of the opportunities in regional solar energy deployment. The Guide was prepared by NARC, as a part of the U.S. Department of Energy (DOE) SunShot Solar Outreach Partnership (SolarOPs), working to increase the use and integration of solar energy technologies in regions and communities across the country.

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