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 immense help and input from stakeholders around the state and with the generous 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 we hope to achieve over the next few years and some initial projects and initiatives that will help us achieve them.
This is an iterative document that will be continually revised and added to. It will be updated annually and we welcome comments, additional initiatives and projects.
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The Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for the State of Vermont has been completed, below is the final document.