Agenda for the Southern Vermont Housing Summit Released


Economic Development for Town Leaders

February 9, 2018 | 1-4 pm

Bennington College, North Bennington, VT

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Introductions Introductions and Welcome

  • Sarah Lang, SVEP manager, BDCC,  Southern Vermont Economy Project
Supply and Demand

1-1:45 pm

Southern Vermont Housing Data: Supply (what we have currently) and Demand (who is looking for housing)

o   Peter Paggi, WWHT

o   Stephanie Lane, Shires Housing

Housing Products

1:50-2:50 pm

“Housing Products” Panel Discussion:

Moderator: Jen Hollar of Vermont Housing and Conservation Board

Panelists: Bob Stevens (M&S Development), Paul Carroccio (TPW Real Estate), Peter Paggi (WWHT), Jon Hale (Hale Resources)


2:50-3 pm

The Importance of Partnerships: Bill Colvin
Housing Programs/Tools



o   WRC: Chris Campany

o   WWHT: Peter Paggi

o   Shires Housing: Stephanie Lane

o   USDA RD: Alex Gauthier

o   VHCB/housing bond: Jen Hollar


o   TIF and New Market Tax Credits: Bob Stevens

o   Zoning solutions: Todd Nebraska (Bread Loaf)



























Additions to the agenda may occur


Contact: Sarah Lang, Southern Vermont Economy Project Manager, BDCC  (802) 257-7731 x222

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The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s Southern Vermont Economy Project (SVEP) will stabilize, improve and expand the rural economic and workforce development network in Southern Vermont. SVEP is funded by the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative. Our partners are Bellows Falls Area Development Corporation, Rockingham Arts and Museum Project, Great Falls Regional Chamber of Commerce, Windham Regional Commission, Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategy, Brattleboro Area Chamber of Commerce, Strolling of the Heifers, Readsboro Hometown Redevelopment Inc., Bennington Area Chamber of Commerce, Bennington County Regional Commission, Bennington County Industrial Corporation, Town of Bennington, and the Bennington Downtown Alliance.