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


The ECVEDD is in the process of updating our CEDS.  All meetings are open to the public, so please check out the calendar and feel free to join us at any time. Between the partner organizations and the CEDS strategy committee we are eight meetings into the discussion and planning of the the CEDS.  So… Read More


ECVEDD along with the University of Vermont’s Sustainable Agriculture Program are in the process of developing a workshop about the local food systems impact on the regional economy. The presentation and workshop are scheduled for May 21, 2015, 5:00 – 8:30 at the Billings Farm & Museum Theater. More details and an agenda will be… Read More