Based on the needs identified in the five partner communities, the VERI team developed '101' guidance, checklists and more advanced tools that communities and businesses can use to weather the next storm.
The VERI report describes the data gathering, the community ranking process, the community engagement, the review of policies and steps to identify project recommendations. This information is useful to any region or community working to reduce its flood risks and protect its businesses and economy from future floods.
2017 Tourism Benchmark Study
The impact of tourism on Vermont’s economy is significant. In 2017, tourism brought in more than $2.8 billion up from $2.6 billion in 2015. Check out the summary and the full 2017 benchmark study below for more insight on visitation, the winter season, second homes, and the impact of tourism on southern Vermont.
Bethel Better Block: Creating a Livable and Vibrant Downtown
Find out how a two-day long experimental transformation in Bethel’s downtown brought the community together to develop creative solutions to address vacant store fronts, pedestrian safety and noise.