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The Vermont Futures Project Recommends Strengthening the Innovation Ecosystem

Contact: Lori Smith, Executive Director lsmith@vtfuturesproject.org 802-363-9309 Montpelier, VT (October 24, 2019) The Vermont Futures Project announces recommendations to grow and sustain Vermont businesses with further development and additional support to enhance Vermont’s current innovation and entrepreneurial ecosystem. To secure our economic future, the Vermont Futures Project has identified the need to scale and grow […]

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Paul W. Carroccio of Manchester and Wendy Knight of Addison County Join the Vermont Futures Project Board of Directors

Contact:  Bill Shouldice, 802-282-2683 Berlin, VT – The Vermont Futures Project is pleased to announce that Paul W. Carroccio and Wendy Knight have joined its Board of Directors. Paul is the CEO of TPW Real Estate based in Manchester. TPW was founded in 1987 and is family-owned boutique real estate sales, rentals and property management […]

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2019 Data Sets Updated

The Vermont Futures Project economic dashboard tracks the state’s economic performance, business climate and quality of life. It is updated annually with new data and dial setti ngs. This information provides a portal for over 100 data sets creating a great resource for businesses, regions and partner organizations. Contact us if there a data set […]

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Regional Health Care Partner Forums

The Vermont Futures Project convened three regional events focused on “Health and the Economy: A Vital Relationship for Vermont’s Future” which explored the impact of population health on Vermont’s economy. The goal is to increase the understanding of these issues and work together to create communities where everyone can thrive and prosper. In addition, the […]

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Pillar Progress

The Vermont Futures Project has identified six pillars, each one with a long-term goal. We continue to progress in these areas, enriching that discussion with data, research, education and recommendations – demonstrating how a healthy economy provides opportunities for people and contributes to Vermont’s unique quality of life.

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Data & Marketing Recommendations

With the release of the Vermont Department of Labor’s initial statewide data and the new CTE Region Jobs Distribution and Concentration Report, we are confident the information now exists to help make appropriate decisions to secure the workforce of the future. The Legislature once again appropriated funds to continue to encourage people to live and […]

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Employer of Choice

The Vermont Futures Project recommended the development of a statewide workplace engagement strategy and framework that small, mid-size and large employers can adopt to attract new workers and enhance retention of their existing workforce. Through a series of discussions, thought leaders came together progressing from a place of Vermont’s workforce reality to imagining what success […]

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Internships

The Vermont Futures Project has now completed a two- part research project and recommendations to evaluate whether internships held during student’s time in Vermont colleges might provide a way to engage and retain these students following graduation. Last year, Phase I determined there is an ample supply of internships but our conversion rate to jobs […]

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