Manchester CV Report

Manchester Community Visit Report – 2013

We completed our 3-month Community Visit process in Manchester. Community members identified 4 priority areas for future action: Develop a Small Business Incubator Become a Biking Center and Destination Attract Higher Education Opportunities Redevelop the Riverside and Open a Riverwalk Read the Report and Action Plan To learn more about Manchester, read the 2014 Manchester…


What’s New at VCRD: Community Visits

Vermonters across the state know that local action makes our communities vibrant. But local action often needs support from regional, state and even federal levels to achieve goals for prosperity. To respond to this need in Vermont, the Vermont Council on Rural Development provides local leaders with the resources they need to build capacity for…

Creative Communities Program

A healthy Vermont economy has traditionally relied on a strong sense of heritage, individuals’ ingenuity, businesses that always retain their entrepreneurial spirit, and the distinct character of our rural communities. In 2006-2007, with major support from Jane’s Trust, VCRD piloted the Creative Communities Program (CCP) to offer an opportunity for towns, villages, and cities around…

Manchester Creative Community Report – 2007

The Manchester Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Create the Infrastructure for State-of-the-Art Communications Technology; Establish a Local Foods Retail Center; and Establish Manchester as a Leader in Sustainability and Green Business.