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Environmental Industry of the United States - Overview by State and Metropolitan Statistical Area
Environmental Industry Segment Definitions
Environmental Industry Segment Definitions

SegmentDescriptionExamples of Clients
Environmental Services
Environmental Testing & Analytical ServicesProvide testing of “environmental samples” (soil, water, air and some biological tissues)Industries, Gov’t, Consultants, Haz waste and remediation contractors
Wastewater Treatment Works Collection and treatment of residential, commercial and industrial wastewaters. These facilities are commonly known as POTWs or publicly owned treatment works.Municipalities, Commercial Establishments & All industries
Solid Waste ManagementCollection, processing and disposal of solid wasteMunicipalities & All industries
Hazardous Waste Management Manage on-going hazardous waste streams, medical waste, nuclear waste handling Chemical, Petroleum companies, Government agencies
Remediation/Industrial ServicesPhysical cleanup of contaminated sites, buildings and environmental cleaning of operating facilitiesGovernment agencies, Property owners, Industry
Consulting & Engineering (C&E)Engineering, consulting, design, assessment, permitting, project management, O&M, monitoring, etc.Industry, Government, Municipalities, POTWs
Environmental Equipment
Water Equipment & ChemicalsProvide equipment, supplies and maintenance in the delivery and treatment of water and wastewaterMunicipalities & All industries
Instruments & Information Systems Produce instrumentation for environmental analysis. Includes info systems and software.Analytical services, Gov’t, Regulated companies
Air Pollution Control EquipmentProduce equipment and tech, to control air pollution. Includes vehicle controls.Utilities, Waste-to-energy industries, Auto industry
Waste Management EquipmentEquipment for handling, storing or transporting waste. Includes recycling and remediation equipment.Municipalities, Generating industries, Solid waste companies
Process & Prevention TechnologyEquipment and technology for in-process (not end-of-pipe) pollution prevention & waste treatment /recoveryAll industries
Environmental Resources
Water Utilities Sell no water to end usersConsumers and All industries
Resource RecoverySelling materials recovered and converted from industrial by-products or post-consumer wasteMunicipalities, Generating industries, Solid waste companies
Environmental Energy SourcesSelling power and systems in solar, wind, geothermal, small scale hydro, energy efficiency and DSM small scale hydro, energy efficiency and DSMUtilities, All industries and consumers

Sources of Data and Research Methodology

The data in this briefing was generated by Environmental Business International Inc. (EBI, San Diego, CA), based on more than 10 years of research on the environmental industry. Because Standard Industry Classifications codes do not exist for the environmental industry, EBI has developed the 14 segments identified in this briefing to track revenues, employment and exports. The primary source of the data is more than 1,200 business profile surveys of U.S. environmental companies which EBI conducts on an annual basis. This data is supplemented by research and estimates from a variety of secondary sources and from interviews with more than 300 environmental industry executives over the course of a year.

Employment estimates are derived by calculating the average revenues generated per employee based on a statistically significant sample of companies in each of the 14 segments. Export estimates are derived by compiling export revenues from a representative samples of companies according to company size as well as industry segment.

To produce data for state and Congressional districts from the national data, EBI factored in over 35 geographic data sets such as environmental spending, budgets for environmental programs, municipal spending on water and waste, industrial output, industrial environmental spending, population, concentration of environmental companies, concentration of environmental companies by size categories, relative strictness of environmental enforcement, concentration of contaminated sites, concentration of waste and pollution generation, water use, energy use and others. These factors are weighed and applied to each segment on a state and district level to result in the regional data presented in the briefings. Any further questions regarding methodology should be directed to EBI Project Manager Mariko Killion (619-295-7685 ext.27) or EBI President Grant Ferrier (ext.15).

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