Paul W. Carroccio is CEO of TPW Real Estate. We asked him to tell us about what kind of role he plays in the SoVT economy as well as what economic development means to him.
“It’s important to me to preserve the great assets of Vermont that make it such a great, safe, and enjoyable place to live, raise a family, and make a living. Because of that, I am focused on contributing to the Southern Vermont community and economic development as a small business owner/employer, supporter of the entrepreneurial spirit, and helping make our community vibrant and an exciting place to be! As far as projects go that I believe contribute to and help develop the SoVT economy, I have the following response. First and foremost, my wife Chrissy and I own and operate TPW Real Estate, our 30+ year old Southern Vermont family-owned real estate service business with offices located in Winhall, Dover, Manchester, Ludlow, and the Upper Valley region as well as Lake Winnipesaukee, New Hampshire. We have over 80 employees, 20 real estate agents, and refer homeowner services to over 100 Southern Vermont based vendors/companies. Secondly, as a founding member and the President of the Manchester Business Association, a destination marketing organization with a singular focus of attracting visitors to the Manchester community and it’s marketing assets, I am keenly focused on the well being of my hometown community’s vitality. And, finally, as a member of the Bennington County Industrial Corp. Board where I enjoy working on projects that help grow businesses and provide economic growth and development in our community.
To me, economic development simply means community vitality. Or, in more words, economic development means the process of improving the well-being of a community, it’s people, it’s businesses, and improving or enhancing the quality of it’s productivity.”
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