Vermonters are known for their attitudes and practices in environmental stewardship. The Brownfields Initiative is an example of this commitment. The initiative combines the economic development expertise of the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) with the environmental experience and technical know-how of the Agency of Natural Resources (ANR).
After a competitive Request for Proposal process, ACCD selected Development Counsellors International of New York, NY and Spike Advertising of Alburgh, VT to develop a three-year economic development marketing plan for the State of Vermont. This strategic document, completed in May 2016, outlines specific marketing tactics to generate economic growth.