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About the Vermont Futures Project

The Vermont Futures Project is an independent non-partisan organization with a goal of providing a vision that supports and encourages long-term economic growth for Vermont, providing data and recommendations to achieve this goal. The Vermont Futures Project will position the economy in the center of a statewide discussion about Vermont’s future, enriching that discussion with data, benchmarks, and research – demonstrating how a healthy economy provides opportunities for people and contributes to Vermont’s unique quality of life.

Join our team! The Vermont Futures Project is seeking an executive director.

Board of Directors:

Chairman Bill Shouldice, IV, President, Vermont Teddy Bear

Philip Daniels, Market President, TD Bank

Steve Terry, Addison Consulting

Betsy Bishop, President, Vermont Chamber of Commerce

Leslee MacKenzie, President & Owner, Coldwell Banker Hickok & Boardman Realty

Laura Pierce, Sr. Director of Information Services, Rutland Regional Medical Center


Lori A. Smith, Interim Executive Director

Phone: 802.363.9309 Email:

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