Dayton, OH – Montgomery County lost nearly 42%, or 30,000, of manufacturing jobs over the last seven years. Through in-depth research, LEAD discovered that by investing in the new green economy, including investments in construction, manufacturing, energy, and other industries, the Dayton community stands to gain thousands of jobs. At LEAD’s 2009 Nehemiah Action, County Commissioner Deborah Lieberman agreed to spearhead the creation of a Green Jobs Training Corps that will work to put people on a pathway out of poverty and into sustainable careers in the new green economy. The Green Jobs Training Corps began training people in the fall of 2009. Additionally, Commissioner Lieberman committed to investing in new and emerging green business through the Green Business Incubator. By the end of 2010, Commissioner Lieberman followed through on all of these commitments.