The Creative Economy reflects the intersection of innovation, commerce, heritage, and imagination. This international concept is well suited to Vermont, and is already revitalizing communities around the state. Because these towns and regions are generating excitement, they attract visitors, capital improvements and jobs, as well as renewed pride and involvement from local residents.
The creative economy is an economic driver; one that deserves understanding, recognition, and investment.
Read more about the Creative Economy's role in Vermont here.
The Vermont Council on Rural Development is proud to nourish and promote the town by-town efforts that are moving Vermont's creative economy forward today.
This section of our web site offers a comprehensive resource for communities, policy leaders, educators, and businesses who want to learn about what's working, and how the creative economy might fit into their future plans.
- The Creative Economy in Vermont today
- The Process: A Toolbox for communities to launch new efforts (includes: A complete guide to potential resources, both financial and technical)
- Case study videos illustrating creative community approaches in Vermont
- Detailed reports from the twelve towns in Vermont's Creative Communities Program