Economy summit returns to valley

WILMINGTON- The sixth annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit will be held Tuesday, May 23, at The Hermitage Club. This annual event is a time for community, municipal, and business leaders across southern Vermont to come together to think big, learn something new, ask questions, and connect.
The 2023 theme is “Forging Our Future.”  With the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the rear view mirror, we now face a time where there are unprecedented amounts of funding available for rural communities to carry out vital projects. At the same time, rising costs, tight local workforce, and a statewide housing crisis are stressing the capacity of businesses, towns, and community projects.
The program of speakers and workshops is designed to give our business, municipal, and community leaders a fresh perspective. Throughout the day, participants will find new partnerships, see creative solutions, get inspired, and gain momentum for the work of forging the future of local communities  and the region.
The Southern Vermont Economy Summit is hosted by Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies, Bennington County’s Rural Economic Development Group, and Bennington County Regional Commission, on behalf of the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone.
Registration will open in March. To receive regular updates from the BDCC, including summit information, sign up at  For more information contact Meg Staloff at

The Deerfield Valley News

797 VT Route 100 North
Wilmington, VT 05363

Phone: 802-464-3388
Fax: 802-464-7255

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