Sustainable Business Network

K'Nex CEO Michael Araten standing next to a six-foot-tall Ferris wheel made with thousands of his company's colored plastic parts. (Credit: Ian Bush)

Toy Company Honored For Building Jobs In Montgomery County

Nothing is for certain these days when it comes to the state of our economy, but one local group is sure about a successful business strategy.


(Ed, an instructor with the Mark Group, shows trainees an element of building insulation installation.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Part 1: Creating Green Jobs

Green jobs like weatherization represent only a small sector of the economy, but local officials see as an area of growth for the future.


(Mayor Michael Nutter, far right with folder, reviews his prepared remarks for the unveiling of a newly weatherized home in Philadelphia.  Credit: Pat Loeb)

Part 2: What Makes Our Economy Grow

Measures to cut energy use and reduce carbon emissions are good for the environment, but also good for the economy. And now, Delaware Valley officials are working to make the region a leader in this growing industry.