The 2019 Southern Vermont Zone CEDS development is complete and ready for public comment!
Public Presentation of Southern Vermont’s 5 year economic plan happening January 7th
This federally recognized Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) Project is completed and the next step is to receive public comment. The 2019 plan created by Windham and Bennington County stakeholders is a long term strategy to grow the Southern Vermont Economy Zone – a region facing significant economic challenges recognized by the Vermont State Legislature in 2015. The 2019 one CEDS will replace the 2014 Windham Region CEDS.
The 2018 Southern Vermont Economy Summit at Mount Snow in May served as a kick off for the overall project. Following this event a series of fifteen public input sessions through Bennington and Windham County took in information on assets, challenges and projects needed and a series of focus group discussions took place with stakeholders in sectors identified as having significant challenges or opportunities.
Please plan to join us on January 7th in Wilmington at 4 PM in the Town Meeting room at the Wilmington Town Offices. We will be reporting out on what we have heard, what the data is telling us and what 5 year goals the SeVEDS and Bennington Regional Economic Development (RED) Committee have recommended economic and community development strategies be crafted for. All presentations and previous input sessions can be seen here
Public comments can be submitted to firstname.lastname@example.org with the subject line “CEDS Public Comment”