Rooting out top green-tech hotspots in the U.S.

Green technology is clearly a hot area for new companies. What regions have had the most start-up activity so far?

CNET News.com feature: The IT revolution sparked on the East and West Coasts of the United States and spread from there. But in green tech, the heartland got an early invitation.

Over the last three years, an avalanche of venture capital has flowed into start-ups developing technology to use natural resources more efficiently. Incumbent fuel producers and energy utilities are also investing in alternative fuels and power sources.

Most of the new company creation is rooted in the traditional financial investment centers in Silicon Valley and the Northeast U.S.

But the middle of the country is playing a very significant role in bringing more technical innovation to energy.

To read the rest of the story, click here. To view a photo gallery with a semi-random collection of companies in different regions, click here.

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Martin LaMonica is a senior writer covering green tech and cutting-edge technologies. He joined CNET in 2002 to cover enterprise IT and Web development and was previously executive editor of IT publication InfoWorld.

 

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