Business promoters have chosen a Brattleboro-based digital marketing agency to lead the initiative as the city sees its population continue to drop.
The state does comparatively well on measures such as health, life expectancy and affluence. But the gloom and doom caucus looks at demographic trends and sees only evidence of something wrong.
The Vermont Chamber of Commerce suggests that the state should encourage tourists to move to Vermont.
Unless we address the housing and transportation needs of young people, we are just not attractive enough to them to keep the economy functioning.
In the state’s most rural areas, jobs are scarce and in some cases, population is actually declining. But the outlook may not be as bleak as today’s statistics indicate.
We can’t have infinite growth on a finite planet, and we have already greatly exceeded those limits.
The movie Hooked on Growth will be shown on Wednesday, October 29, 7-9 PM, Fletcher Free Library, Burlington. It is free and open to the Public.
It’s time for economists and political leaders to stop saying that we have to grow the population in order to grow the economy.
…a truly sustainable population size [for Vermont] is about two-thirds of the current 626,000.
It’s hard to exaggerate the connection between a population dominated by white Anglos and a population that will not grow. According to a Census Bureau projection, “the non-Hispanic White population would contribute nothing to population growth after 2030 because it would be declining in size.”