White Paper: Prospects for U.S.-Based Manufacturing in the SSL Industry

Public-sector investments in energy efficient lighting tech¬nology, in particular those made through the U.S. Depart¬ment of Energy Solid-State Lighting Program, are yielding excellent returns for taxpayers in the form of savings on electricity bills and reductions in carbon emissions. These benefits will compound in coming decades as LED and OLED lighting continues to improve in efficiency and win over consumers. Meanwhile, a question looms: to what extent will the U.S. economy also benefit from the robust business and job cre¬ation that will emerge alongside solid-state lighting (SSL)? The white paper identified six closely interrelated factors that generally weigh in location decisions.

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