Forum Recap

Vermont Young Professionals Summit

The Vermont Futures Project valued the opportunity to recently connect with the young professional community at the 2016 Young Professionals Summit of Vermont to learn more about their needs, aspirations and challenges. View a few photos from the event below.

Vermont Futures Project forums

Thank you to all those that engaged with us at the Vermont Futures Project forums. These meetings were designed to raise awareness about the Vermont Futures Project and to lay the groundwork for important partnerships that will be needed to effectively influence economic policy. In ten meetings hosted by over 30 partner organizations, 400 participants contributed their vision for Vermont’s economic future.

If you were unable to attend and want to know more, watch the video below from Green Mountain Access TV of the Lamoille County event hosted by Johnson State College, the Lamoille Region Chamber of Commerce and the Lamoille Economic Development Corporation. You will also find word clouds from each event that encapsulate the energy, ideas and vision that participants shared. Stay tuned as we turn these themes into policy recommendations to grow the economy and define success.

Wordclouds from the forums

Click on the image below to view wordclouds from the Vermont Futures Project forums.


What is your vision for Vermont’s future?

If you could travel 10 years into the future and see the growing economy, what would the headlines say?

Send ideas and comments to

Be bold. Think big. Answer for your region or the whole state.