This year more than 5,000 people attended the Green Summit, which wrapped up on Wednesday. Organizers say those numbers reflect a bullish outlook on the prospects for green business growth.
SCOTT BRODIE: "We manufacture prismatic skylights where we reduce the need for electric lighting during the daytime."
Brodie has Sunoptics has increased its workforce 30% in the last two years to about 100 people working in their south Sacramento factory. That may be part of a trend.
While the state's overall economy remains sluggish, California companies attracted 40% of global clean tech venture capital last year, bringing in more than 3 billion dollars to the state.