The Clean Energy Alliance (CEA) has established a priority of supporting the local economy through local energy programs and local power development. CEA’s economic impact could be greater if the CCE invests in local distributed energy resources. Through incentive programs and direct investments, CCEs can create new demand for manufacturing, construction and installation of local distributed energy resources, leading to an increase in employment in those sectors. Decisions concerning investments in distributed energy resources, such as the construction of new community solar or battery storage projects, would be made by the CEA Board of Directors.