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


Business Climate Survey Task: Conduct employer interviews to determine regional needs to attract, support, and expand business in Southern Windsor County – June 2016. Funded by U.S. Economic Development Administration and Springfield Regional Development Corporation (SRDC) ECV District Partner, SRDC, recently completed a Business Climate Survey. Forty-six area employers, representing 15 different sectors, participated in the… Read More


WHAT IS RESILIENCE? AND, ARE WE RESILIENT?   Task: Assess the region’s resilience via available tools and public outreach. Funded by U.S. Economic Development Administration, SWCRPC, and TRORC. ECV District Partner, SWCRPC, was the lead organization on a recently completed project that defined what resilience means to our region and identified ways in which we are… Read More


The East Central Vermont Economic Development District (ECVEDD) Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) is ready for your review. ECVEDD 2016-2021 CEDS – EDA Approved February 1, 2015 What is a Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)? A CEDS is a strategy-driven, locally developed road map for economic development, with the ultimate goal being a stronger, more diverse regional and… 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 Status Update:… Read More