2023 Southern Vermont Economy Summit May 23

Summit to take place at The Hermitage Club in Wilmington

Vermont Business Magazine The Sixth Annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit will be held May 23, 2023 at The Hermitage Club in Wilmington, Vermont. This annual event is a time for community, municipal, and business leaders across Southern Vermont to come together to think big, learn something new, ask questions, and connect.

The 2023 Summit's theme is "Forging Our Future." With the immediate impacts of the COVID-19 pandemic in the rear view mirror, we now face a time where there is unprecedented amounts of funding available for rural communities to carry out vital projects. At the same time, rising costs, tight local workforce, and a state-wide housing crisis are stressing the capacity of businesses, towns, and community projects.

The program of speakers and workshops at the 2023 Summit is designed to give our business, municipal, and community leaders a fresh perspective. Throughout the day, we hope you will find new partnerships, see creative solutions, get inspired, and gain momentum for the work of forging the future of your community – and our region.

Registration for the 2023 Summit will open in March. You can enter your email to receive regular updates from the BDCC, including Summit information, at https://brattleborodevelopment.com/join-mailing-list/.

The Summit is the flagship event of the Southern Vermont Economy Project, which helps build capacity, expertise, and shared resources across the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone (Windham and Bennington Counties). To learn about past summits, and access previous workshop presentation materials, visit sovermontzone.com/summit. Additional 2023 Summit information, including a link to register, will be posted to the site as it becomes available.

The Southern Vermont Economy Summit is co-hosted by Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation, Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies, Bennington County’s Rural Economic Development Group, and Bennington County Regional Commission, on behalf of the Southern Vermont Economic Development Zone.

Sponsors of the 2023 event include Brattleboro Savings and Loan, The Hermitage Club, MSK Engineering, M&T Bank, VELCO, The Richards Group, Efficiency Vermont, Community College of Vermont, Weston & Sampson Engineers, Fidium Fiber, and Engelberth Construction. Media sponsors include The Peak Radio, Front Porch Forum, Vermont Business Magazine, Vermont News Media, Five Maples, and GNAT TV.

For more information about the event, or to become a sponsor, contact Southern Vermont Economy Summit Program Manager Meg Staloff directly at [email protected].


About the Southern Vermont Economy Project

The Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation’s Southern Vermont Economy Project (SVEP) works to stabilize, improve and expand the rural economic and workforce development network in Southern Vermont. Its goal is to increase capacity and collaboration among partnering organizations and communities. SVEP is funded by the USDA Rural Community Development Initiative, as a program of BDCC & SeVEDS. For more information on the program, including goals, resources, and partners, visit www.brattleborodevelopment.com/svep/