In June, 2014, Vermont became one of the few states in the nation to complete a statewide comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). The Vermont 2020 CEDS was completed with immense help and input from stakeholders around the state and with the generous guidance and funding from the U.S. Economic Development Authority. It was approved by Governor Shumlin and accepted by the EDA in July 2014.
Designed to help Vermont build become more resilient in the face of economic and natural challenges, Vermont 2020 is a strategic document that lays out goals we hope to achieve over the next few years and some initial projects and initiatives that will help us achieve them.
As mentioned in the report, “The Vermont Environmental Consortium has been working for the past several years to identify and work with green businesses to build on the strengths of the cluster.”
You can view the complete CEDS report here.