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Vermont 2020 CEDS

In June, 2014, Vermont became one of the few states in the nation to complete a statewide comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). The Vermont 2020 CEDS was completed with a great deal of help and input from stakeholders around the state and with guidance and funding from the U.S. Economic Development Authority. It was approved by Governor Shumlin and accepted by the EDA in July 2014.

Designed to help Vermont build become more resilient in the face of economic and natural challenges, Vermont 2020 is a strategic document that lays out goals the state hopes to achieve over the next few years and some initial projects and initiatives that will help achieve them.

The CEDS is an iterative document that will be continually revised and added to. It will be updated annually and comments, additional initiatives, and projects will be considered.

You can view the CEDS and contact the Agency of Commerce and Community Development with your ideas at the Department of Economic Development website.