SACRAMENTO, Calif. /California Newswire/ — Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoED) Director Joel Ayala today issued a statement after Clean Edge, a clean-tech research firm, released its clean energy “state report cards,” finding that California leads all other states in the areas of clean energy policy, technology as well as financing and human capital.

“Today’s clean energy ‘state report cards’ clearly illustrate that California’s green policies, its visionary leadership and commitment to innovation are fueling the growth of an economic sector that will continue to play a pivotal role in the creation of jobs and the protection of the environment here and elsewhere. It is abundantly clear that when California leads, great things happen.”

The Governor’s Office of Economic Development (GoED) was launched by Governor Arnold Schwarzenegger to help stimulate and facilitate economic growth across the state. GoEd serves as a one-stop shop for business needs and can offer assistance, resources, and other tools to assist with the creation, expansion and retention of businesses. GoED’s mission is to make it easier to do business in the state.