Green Economy Industry Cluster

An exciting vision for sustainable economic growth is emerging in the tri-state region centered in Brattleboro, VT. Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation (BDCC) and Southeast Vermont Economic Development Strategy (SEVEDS) has led an investigation to assess existing assets that could fuel economic development in the tri-state region, including Windham and Bennington Counties in Vermont, Cheshire County in New Hampshire, and Franklin County in Massachusetts.

This team identified a unique cluster of green building assets across the region that includes recognized national leaders in research, product development, manufacturing, and implementation of resilient, sustainable, high-performance buildings and communities. Now with over half a million dollars in federal and state investment, a “Center of Excellence in Resilient Design and Green Building” is being pursued to unite these assets and accelerate their development to become a combined growth engine for the region.

This Center of Excellence will become a magnet that attracts a broad range of talent, financial capital, manufacturers, consulting firms, and visitors who want to be at the leading edge of the green building and resilient design movement. The goal is to grow hundreds of high-wage jobs and jumpstart the sustainable growth of the tri-state economy.

For more information or to attend upcoming events, please reach out to Kristin Mehalick, SeVEDS Project Manager (802-257-7731 ext.226).

LISTEN HERE: Green is Good on WKVT
Alex Wilson (Building Green, Inc.) and Frank Knott (ViTAL Economy) talk about creating a Green Building Products and Services Cluster in the region.

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