Doing Business From major corporate headquarters to small companies with a global reach, Vermont’s economy is diverse, full of innovation and propelled by a world-class workforce. Click here for more information!… Read More


Mark Your Calendar You’re invited! Housing & Economic Development How do we get housing where we need it? June 15 | Barrette Center for the Arts White River Junction Refreshments served 5:30 – 6:15 PM. ECVEDD Board Meeting at 5:30 PM (Open to the Public) Program begins at 6:15 PM. The workshop will feature a… Read More


A multiyear, multistate funding initiative in New England is making great strides in smaller industrial cities with community-based efforts to tackle social and economic challenges. Key lessons learned from the first rounds of participating cities in Massachusetts are now informing the planning process for the cities that follow and the regional initiative as a whole.… Read More


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 out more about the Creative Network check out their Power Point and/or visit the Vermont Creative Network site.… Read More


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 you would like to be involved in this project, or… Read More


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 east of Tulsa, Oklahoma. The challenge was simple: how does one make an industrial… Read More


Executive Summary: Artists, Artisans, and Entrepreneurs: Creative Economy of the East Central Vermont Region Full Report: Artists, Artisans, and Entrepreneurs: Creative Economy of the East Central Vermont Region Report: Appendices Creative Economy Diagram Consultant’s Scope of Work and Expected Deliverables Employment Data Snapshot Steering Committee Meeting Notes: March 30, 2016 March 30, 2016 Meeting Agenda… Read More


Commercial and Industrial Inventory: Hartford, Springfield, Windsor Task: Identify and prioritize areas (buildings and vacant land) for near‐term development where water, sewer, power, internet, and roadways have capacity. Identify planned project(s) statuses. Funded by U.S. Economic Development Administration, SWCRPC, and TRORC. ECV District Partner, SWCRPC, was the lead organization on a recently completed project with a goal to create… Read More


Springfield and Windsor Bylaw Review & Recommendations Task: Review and recommend revisions to zoning bylaws and other land‐use guidelines to ensure they actively support vitality in region.. Funded by U.S. Economic Development Administration and SWCRPC. ECV District Partner, SWCRPC, reviewed zoning bylaws for Windsor and Springfield and made suggestions for zoning revisions that would improve “Opportunties for… Read More


Support for New and Expanding Businesses in East Central Vermont Task: Provide sheet clarifying roles of Economic Development Organizations within East Central Vermont. Funded by U.S. Economic Development Administration and Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) ECV District Partner, SWCRPC, recently completed a Business Funding & Technical Support Fact Sheet. For more information contact: Allison Hopkins, AICP,… Read More