Ron Miller: Upcoming conference promotes ‘climate change economy’

A conference in February will launch Vermont Council on Rural Development’s new Climate Change Economy initiative, which aims to stimulate the growth of small businesses that can prosper by addressing various aspects of the climate change scenario.

Founder of world’s largest solar company to keynote Vermont’s Climate Change Economy Summit

Jigar Shah, one of the today’s leading cleantech champions, will keynote the Summit on Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change on February 18 at Vermont Technical College in Randolph.

Whitson joins Vermont Council on Rural Development

The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) announced today that Jenna Whitson is its new Community and Policy Senior Associate.

Paul Costello: Digital innovation brings new vitality to rural Vermont

Bridging the digital divide and expanding the innovative use of online tools will remain critical for Vermont if it wants to continue build resilience into our communities, keep businesses competitive, and assure that community organizations work more effectively throughout the state.

Innovations and Collaborations grant program at the Vermont Community Foundation awards more than $302,000

The Vermont Community Foundation announced that the Innovations and Collaborations grant program awarded $302,000 to 16 nonprofit organizations in Vermont this fall.

New report highlights potential for Vermont’s digital economy

“Vermont’s Digital Stories” is a new report highlighting some of the successes that were launched by the Vermont Council on Rural Development’s (VCRD) two-year Vermont Digital Economy Project.

Vermont Council on Rural Development’s summit on ‘Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change’

The Vermont Council on Rural Development’s Summit on “Creating Prosperity and Opportunity Confronting Climate Change” on February 18, 2015 will bring together scientists, innovative business, non-profit, and community leaders, elected officials, public policy advocates, students, and interested residents.

New initiative to advance Vermont’s ‘climate economy’

Can Vermont be a national leader in incubating small businesses that answer climate change? The Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) thinks so.

Digital economy summit addresses Vermont’s ‘brand’

Participants brainstorming about how to foster more technology business in Vermont said the state’s image should reflect the desired goal, not retread familiar pastoral territory.

Leahy, Sanders, Welch: Vermont nets $2.3 million for rural development

Senator Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.), Senator Bernie Sanders (I-VT) and Congressman Peter Welch (D-VT) Friday announced $2.3 million in funding for rural development in Vermont.

Vermont Connected: Envisioning the Future of the Vermont Digital Economy Summit at State House Sept. 23

Vermont Connected: Envisioning the Future of the Vermont Digital Economy a summit convening produced by the Vermont Council on Rural Development (VCRD) will be held at the Vermont State House on Tuesday, September 23.

Paul Costello: Leveraging Vermont’s working landscape assets

Vermonters have always known that our working landscape is our greatest asset. It drives our economy, brings tourists from away, and sustains the wonderful environment where we live, work and play.

VCRD honors Orly Munzing with Community Leadership Award

The Vermont Council on Rural Development has presented its 2013 Vermont Community Leadership Award to Orly Munzing, founder and executive director of Strolling of the Heifers.

Vermont Working Landscape Summit to celebrate and foster rural renaissance

On December 17th, hundreds of Vermonters will come together at Vermont Technical Center to celebrate the success of the Working Lands Enterprise Fund and to identify actions to encourage policymakers to continue this important work.