Video of the Southern Vermont Economy Project’s Connectivity Summit

On November 1, 2017, the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s Southern Vermont Economy Project hosted the Southern Vermont Connectivity Summit at the historic Dover Town Hall in Dover, Vermont. This 3-hour summit included presentations by Clay Purvis, Director of Telecommunications at the Vermont Department of Public Services, representatives from the Welch, Leahy, and Sanders offices, and USDA Rural Development. Featured were case studies from central and southern Vermont: Carole Monroe of EC Fiber, Omar Smith from Readsboro Broadband and Cell Committee, and Steve Neratko, the Economic Development Director of Dover VT.

This event was recorded and has been posted on Brattleboro Community TV’s Youtube channel. You can access that video at: You can also view news coverage of the event from the Brattleboro Reformer and Deerfield Valley News.

BDCC’s Southern Vermont Economy Project will host the next summit in the Economic Development for Town Leaders series on housing, which will be held on February 9, 2018 in Shaftsbury, VT (RSVP here). For more information on the Southern Vermont Economy Project, visit .


ABOUT the Southern Vermont Economy Project

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.