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February 8, 2017

Is Vermont poor or paradise? Depends on the study

By Jon Margolis, VTDigger

Vermont offers its citizens more opportunity to “access the American dream” than any other state. Vermont is one of the poorest states in the Union. Can both those judgements be correct? No. One of them must be wrong. Maybe both of them.

But just…

State News
December 28, 2016

Private higher ed “key driver” in state economy, study finds

The economic impact on Vermont of 18 private institutions of higher education in the state is $2.09 billion annually, and the colleges directly employ 7,100 people statewide, according to a new study released by the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) using data from the…

Study to crunch numbers on downtown Rutland hotel feasibility
December 14, 2016

Study to crunch numbers on downtown Rutland hotel feasibility

By Adam Federman, VTDigger

RUTLAND — A $30,000 grant will help explore the feasibility of building a 128-room hotel, conference center and pedestrian shopping plaza along the Evelyn Street corridor in downtown Rutland. The Rutland Redevelopment Authority will use the money from the Vermont Community…

State News
December 14, 2016

Study recommends state move toward universal early child care

By Tiffany Danitz Pache, VTDigger

Vermont spends about $130 million on early education and pre-K each year, but it’s not enough, according to a Blue Ribbon Commission tasked with studying how to create and pay for quality care and schooling for children from birth to…

News Briefs
March 30, 2016

UVM initiates study on food access and childhood obesity

RUTLAND—The University of Vermont is collaborating with Cornell University, NOFA-VT, and the Expanded Food and Nutrition Education Program (EFNEP) of the UVM Extension on research that examines whether low-income participation in a subsidized community supported agriculture (CSA) program, along with tailored nutrition education, can…