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


Here is the draft text for our proposed Vision, Goals, Strategies, Actions, Economic Conditions, Opportunities, and Challenges that will ultimately be included in the new 2015-2020 CEDS update. The first draft of the CEDS is scheduled to be released on July 15. Additional drafts will be available subsequent to that.  On August 4 a draft… Read More


Check out our the East Central Vermont dashboard. Many entities have long tracked information about where we’ve been, where we’re at, and we’re we want to go, but we want to make it easier for you to see at a glance. We’ve just gotten started with the basics and will be adding more information as we… Read More


One might suggest that the four “D’s” of manufacturing be replaced by the four “A’s” of advanced manufacturing: Advanced, Advantaged, Added-Value and Accelerating. For some, the mere mention of the term”manufacturing” evokes connotations rooted in prior decades – Dirty, Dark, Dangerous, and Declining. However, the advent of advanced manufacturing in the United States has firmly… Read More