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Peter Fairweather keynotes Vermont Economic Development Forum

Peter Fairweather keynotes Vermont Economic Development Forum

It is a real privilege to deliver the keynote at the economic forum of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns.  It is on June 14 at the Killington Grand Resort  Hotel.  Check out the agenda here.

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We’re beginning a Brownfield Project in Swanton, VT

We’re beginning a Brownfield Project in Swanton, VT

This month, we started a Targeted Area Wide Plan in Swanton, VT.  The project is sponsored by the Northwest Regional Planning Commission.  We have teamed with Stone Environmental of Montpelier and EDR of Syracuse.  You can visit the project website here.

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Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

Community Colleges get in the Code Boot Camp Game

This from Inside Higher Ed: Graduates of Bellevue College don’t have to look far for jobs in the tech industry. The community college’s north campus in Bellevue, Wash., sits across the street from Microsoft headquarters. Dozens of other tech companies — including Amazon, Google and Boeing — have offices nearby in the Seattle area. “We’re […]

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What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

What the “Vanishing Corporation” means for Economic Development

We posted Friday about the write-up we did for the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) on their discussion for improving START-UP NY.  The same conference featured a discussion of Jerry Davis’s work, the Vanishing Corporation.  NYSEDC asked us to produce a summary of the discussion and the issues Davis’s theses raise for economic […]

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California: A Case Study of the Interaction between Social Policy & the American Dream?

California: A Case Study of the Interaction between Social Policy & the American Dream?

A recent Orange County Register column reviews the changes in California’s economy over the last 40 years: Forty years ago, California was the role model for education, particularly with its network of community colleges, state universities and, at the apex, the University of California system. Today, that reputation is unraveling. For one thing, we are […]

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Gaming Enters the Workplace. . . . As a Productivity Tool

Gaming Enters the Workplace. . . . As a Productivity Tool

Gaming is coming to a workplace near you.  And, based upon its description in a recent New York Times piece, it may be an important boost for productivity, while not all that much fun: BetterWorks makes office software that blends aspects of social media, fitness tracking and video games into a system meant to keep […]

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