Start. Grow. Thrive. Vermont Creative Network April 18, 2017 Learn about Vermont’s Creative Network! Goal: A healthy, vibrant creative sector embeds creativity into Vermont’s DNA by advancing positive quality of life and economic outcomes at the state level and among Vermont’s regions and communities. To find ou… Read more » A Resilient Region April 18, 2017 What is Resilience? And, Are We Resilient? ECVEDD is currently working on a project that will define what resilience means to our region and identify ways in which we are prepared for economic shocks, as well as those areas where we may have gaps. If y… Read more » Case Study: Urban Living in Rural America April 9, 2017 A Case Study: Urban Living in Rural America So using the four “Ts” approach, a working group was assembled to look at MidAmerica Industrial Park. The industrial park, centrally located in the Midwestern United States, consists of 9,000 acres 40 miles e… Read more » The ECV District’s mission is to access and provide resources and to facilitate and support quality decision making for the benefit of entrepreneurs, businesses and communities in East Central Vermont.” ~ECVDistrict Board Goals Goal 1. To qualify the East Central Vermont Region for federal assistance that is unavailable to areas not organized and recognized as an EDD by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA). Goal 2. To aggressively seek and secure EDA grants to support the work of the District’s Regional Planning Commissions and Regional Development Corporations, and to support, but not supplant, the economic development duties and responsibilities of these constituent organizations. Goal 3. To secure financing for the operation of the EDD and conduct operations in the most economically efficient manner possible.