THE VERMONT FUTURES Project
IMAGINE OUR FUTURE
A Vision for Vermont's Economy
WHAT WE DO
OUR MISSION QUESTION
How can we use data to support the evolution of Vermont’s economy towards a thriving future full of opportunity for all?
Our relentless pursuit for answers to this mission question drives our work. It guides research, education initiatives and formation of impactful partnerships.
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IT’S NOT A ZERO-SUM GAME
A thriving future is one where economic development, environmental sustainability, and social justice intersect. Too often, these perspectives are pitted against each other. The Vermont Futures Project uses data to bring people from different perspectives together for productive discourse aligned towards common goals and values.
A vision of fairness
A vision of opportunity
A vision of protection
WHERE WE’RE GOING
CREATING A VISION FOR THE FUTURE
Across Vermont we are building alliances and developing a constituency for a robust Vermont economy. To capitalize on the foundation of data and research we’ve built, we are leading the development of a unified and durable statewide economic plan. We are taking a data-informed and collaborative approach to produce a set of quantifiable goals that will inform policy and strategy on a state and local level.
The framework that emerged from our research of regional economic plans and data is that Vermont’s future depends on people and places. We need to grow the population and create more housing to strengthen our economy, scale up our impact on sustainability, and make progress on social equity.