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Act 157 Report on Housing and Infrastructure

Act 157 directed the Agency to develop recommendations to fill the gap in our housing and infrastructure needs. Over the summer and fall, the Steering Committee and staff reviewed existing programs and statutes, gathered stakeholder input and evaluated the housing and infrastructure needs throughout Vermont.

Research, Volunteer & Internship Opportunities

VAHC InternsVAHC has many projects for interested volunteers. We also host occasional teacher training sessions and educational programs for 4th-12th grade students. We are particularly interested in developing research projects with motivated undergraduate and graduate students. Our State Archaeologist is more than happy to provide guidance toward thesis and dissertation topics. VAHC occasionally sponsors paid and unpaid internships and opportunities for temporary employment.

Collections

 Vermont Archaeology Heritag Center CollectionsVAHC houses artifact collections and archival sources in secure, climate-controlled rooms. These collections are based on excavations, and analyses of archaeological sites and represent every county in the state and every major period of Vermont’s 13,000-year history.

The Vermont Brand

State of Vermont moon over mountains logo.

What is the Vermont 'brand'? It is one of the question we like to ask ourselves the most.

Economic Impact

Tourism By the Numbers

The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing collects and compiles data on visitation, visitor spending, tax revenue generated and employment numbers, among other statistics, to define the economic impact of tourism in Vermont. A comprehensive 'benchmark' report is completed every two years, with top-level numbers published every year as shown in the table below.

Tourism Research

Economic Impact

Tourism in Vermont is a $3 billion industry, that supports over 30,000 jobs in Vermont, or 10% of Vermont's workforce. The Vermont Department of Tourism & Marketing collects and compiles data on visitation, visitor spending, tax revenue generated and employment numbers, among other statistics, to define the economic impact of tourism in Vermont.

A comprehensive 'benchmark' report is published every two years to inform businesses and attractions about the latest travel trends in Vermont, as well as how visitors’ dollars are being spent.

Planning for Preservation

Historic preservation does not happen by chance, it requires the proper planning, foresight, and education to ensure the protection of Vermont’s historic resources. Effective preservation involves partners and the concerted involvement of many individuals and organizations. With a broad-based effort, thousands of historic resources can endure as landmarks to narrate this brave little state’s distinct sense of place. 

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