While much of the economy suffers, the green industry continues to grow.
That's good news for Greensburg. The southwest Kansas community was leveled in a May 2007 tornado and decided to follow a sustainable master plan for rebuilding. It's efforts have won it recognition as a model green community.
And now the community hopes to capitalize on the designation, using it to lure green industries.
Torsten Energy already has plans to build a biodiesel plant in Greensburg. It will add 20 to 25 jobs.
The city also is in discussions with California-based Extreme Homes. The sustainable home manufacturing company would add another 50 to 100 green jobs to the Greensburg economy.
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