Event Details

Public input sought for 2019 Southern Vermont economic development plan

Weigh in June 18th and 19 in Bennington, Manchester, Brattleboro, Bellows Falls, Wilmington

Bennington County and Windham County are coming together to develop a first ever joint strategy to guide the Southern Vermont region’s economic future. The outcome of this exciting process will be an action plan with specific projects and programs intended to spur economic and community development throughout the region to create job opportunities, improve quality of life, and address major issues facing residents and businesses. Initiatives identified during this process will be eligible for federal, state, and other funding and will benefit from public recognition and opportunities for partnerships and collaboration.

This is the first of 3 public input sessions and the focus of the first round is asset mapping - please feel free to attend the session that is most convenient - but please do attend!

The first set of public meetings will be in both Bennington and Windham. Residents and business owners are invited to attend any sessions that are convenient for them.

These sessions will be interactive and engage participants in discussions around the assets and opportunities in Southern Vermont that make the area attractive and competitive for businesses and residents. Southern Vermont is at a critical point in time, in terms of the ability to change the region’s trajectory and accelerate in a positive direction.Involvement from the public is vital to shaping the strategy and vision for the future.

For more information about the Economic Development Strategy process, please contact: Laura Sibilia at 802-257-7731 ext 217 or Jonathon Cooper at Jonathan Cooper 802-442-0713 ext. 312