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2019 Southern Vermont Economic Summit Keynote Speaker Joseph Minicozzi delivered his presentation on grand list valuation and infrastructure ROI to a packed house.
2019 Southern Vermont Economic Summit Keynote Speaker Joseph Minicozzi delivered his presentation on grand list valuation and infrastructure ROI to a packed house.
Southern Vermont Economy Project and COVID19
April Webinars

Resources for Local Economic & Community Development

WEEKLY MEETINGS IN APRIL: Wednesdays at Noon (April 8, 15, 22, and 29)

Did you miss one? We record them! See below

SVEP is hosting weekly Zoom meetings to offer resources for municipalities and provide opportunities for peer learning around responding to COVID-19.

Topics will include:

  • Live webinar on “How to Zoom” – hosting virtual meetings

  • Short & long term impacts of COVID-19 on Towns

  • Lessons from Municipalities on Disaster Recovery from Tropical Storm Irene

Speakers will include:

  • Windham & Bennington Regional Planning Commissions & Regional Development Corporations

  • Vermont League of Cities and Towns

  • Town Managers, State Legislators, Federal Delegation Staffers

  • Municipalities who recovered from Tropical Storm Irene

ONLINE MEETING RESOURCES:

Does your town need help setting up Zoom? Do you have questions on how to use Zoom in order to conduct routine town business? SVEP is providing:

  • One-on-one technical support on setting up and running online meetings

  • Instructions, links to Zoom tutorials and Instructional videos

More details at: https://brattleborodevelopment.com/online-meeting-resources/

Upcoming SVEP Events
SVEP: Short Term Impacts from COVID19 for Towns

SVEP: Short Term Impacts from COVID19 for Towns

This the second webinar in a four part series in April hosted by the Southern Vermont Economy Project in response…

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SVEP: Lessons for Municipalities on Disaster Recovery from Irene

SVEP: Lessons for Municipalities on Disaster Recovery from Irene

This the third webinar in a four part series in April hosted by the Southern Vermont Economy Project in response…

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SVEP: Long Term Impacts from COVID19 for Towns

SVEP: Long Term Impacts from COVID19 for Towns

This the fourth webinar in a four part series in April hosted by the Southern Vermont Economy Project in response…

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What is Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0?

The Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0 provides webinars, small conferences, mini-summits, technical assistance and training to help advance local economic and community development projects that are critical to creating prosperity in rural Southern Vermont. 

SVEP began in 2016 when the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation was awarded $230,000 through the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative. SVEP focused on building capacity around economic literacy in our region. For a complete overview of 2016-2019 programming click here.

Thanks to a new award from USDA RCDI in 2019, SVEP 2.0 continues the successful work to help communities and non profits increase their capacity.

If you would like to receive notification of upcoming conferences, summits, webinars and events please email slang@brattleborodevelopment.com, or bookmark this page – new activities are added all the time.

What are the SVEP 2.0 Goals?

The Southern Vermont Economy Project 2.0’s three program goals are designed to “stack” upon one another to move the region forward to leverage federal investments being made in this region and to advance projects in areas that are under-resourced:

By executing dozens of training activities SVEP 2.0  will deliver technical assistance and funding to project pre-development. Dedicated support is applied to places with greatest need. Project partners will be helped directly to advance local projects, and enhance their communities’ own capacity.

Southern Vermont does not lack great ideas. SVEP 2.0, through the provided programming, will help recipient organizations turn those great ideas into effective projects with sustainable funding and successful implementation and management. Sometimes all it takes is one successful project in a community to spark change. SVEP aids recipient organizations in identifying projects that fill a demand in their community and in the region. 

The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategies document provides a regional framework, an opportunity to be guided by shared data-driven, long-term goals in a two-county effort to create a thriving economy. But improving local capacity is key to implementation of projects that advance the region towards  economic and community development goals.

Recent SVEP Headlines

VT DOL Virtual Town Hall Series Begins April2

VIRTUAL TOWN HALL SERIES TO BEGIN ON THURSDAY April 2nd at 2:00pm. The Vermont Department of…

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SVEP 2.0 to offer Project Stewardship Workshop for Towns and Local Organizations

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Power In Numbers: Summit Registration Opens

Registration is now open for the Southern Vermont Economic Summit. This day-long event will be…

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