VIT CoverThe Council on the Future of Vermont and St. Michael’s Center for Social Science Research are proud to release Vermont in Transition: A Summary of Social, Economic and Environmental Trends. This book covers the major changes in fourteen public policy issues areas in Vermont over the past two decades. St. Michael’s College researchers worked in a team with state, federal, non-profit and business data analysts to compile all the data and trendlines available in this book. The book is based on the major topics raised in the CFV public forums, as well as the expertise of St Michael’s research team. To write this report, the authors spoke with hundreds of data analysts and experts across the state; together they have identified 160 key trends and have included over 300 supporting graphs and charts. This research component is one of the inputs that the Council on the Future of Vermont will take into deliberation as it writes its final products.

This work is available in an easy-to-use format. You can download the entire book as well as all of the appendices (2.46MB) or you can choose one chapter at a time to download and view from the table of contents below:


Section I: The Vermont Context

Section II: The Vermont Economy

Section III: Infrastructure

Section IV: The Institutions