VCRD launched the Vermont Digital Economy Project to offer free support to speed flood recovery, spur economic development and job growth, and improve community resilience to disasters. The project worked directly with Vermont towns affected by 2011’s floods to help businesses, nonprofits and municipalities expand their use of online tools. Together with project partners, we helped increase digital literacy and online workforce training, added Wi-Fi and other public access points, brought a community-based social network to every Vermont town, created town websites and community calendars, promoted the use of “cloud” applications, and provided customized small-business and nonprofit training.
In this final report on our efforts, we share stories of Vermont resilience, renewal, and creativity. Click here to read the report (pdf). Enjoy!
You can also read a 1-page summary of the report, by clicking here to download it as a PDF.
We have also created an online archive of the project's Digital Stories. You can browse these stories here.