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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 [...]

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

Colleges that are Engines for Upward Mobility

New York Times columnist David Leonhardt has a piece on which colleges do the best job in fostering upward mobility: [...]

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 [...]

Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

Strengthening Colleges’ Role in Economic Development in NYS

This past May, we helped the New York State Economic Development Council issue a report on how to improve Start-Up [...]

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. [...]

Quote of the Week: A Challenge for Designers & Techies?

Quote of the Week:  A Challenge for Designers & Techies?

“If the most fundamental definition of design is to solve problems, why are so many people devoting so much energy [...]

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 [...]

Strengthening START-UP NY: A Summary of a Discussion by Economic Developers

Strengthening START-UP NY:  A Summary of a Discussion by Economic Developers

During its annual meeting in May, 2016, the New York State Economic Development Council (NYSEDC) held a discussion on ways [...]

The Advanced Fabrics Project: US’s Emerging Tech-xtile Industry

The Advanced Fabrics Project:  US’s Emerging Tech-xtile Industry

According to a recent New York Times article, the textile industry is about to join the “Internet of things,” with [...]

Metro Areas lead US Economic Recovery

Metro Areas lead US Economic Recovery

A recent New York Times article cited Denver as a poster child for the new possibilities for economic success: Its [...]

Montpelier, VT Economic Development Strategy

Montpelier, VT Economic Development Strategy

Fairweather Consulting’s  “Innovative Capital Strategy” for Montpelier, VT draws upon the City’s strengths in Higher Education, Food Processing & Advanced [...]

Fairweather Consulting Sponsors NYSEDC Softball Tournament

Fairweather Consulting Sponsors NYSEDC Softball Tournament

In a close contest, the home team beat the visitors  8 to 6 at Doubleday Field in Cooperstown, NY.  The [...]

Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

Does Your College Major Determine Your Economic Destiny?

That is what is often suggested in coverage of education and employment prospects.  However, a recent study by Georgetown University’s [...]

Want More Entrepreneurs? Raise Welfare Benefits!

Want More Entrepreneurs?  Raise Welfare Benefits!

Over at the Atlantic, Walter Frick has a piece on the relationship between public welfare benefits and entrepreneurship.  The meme [...]

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, [...]

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