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Southern Vermont Economy Summit

The Southern Vermont Economy Summit is a daylong learning and networking event for municipal, community and business leaders that focuses on the long term development of Southern Vermont’s economy. 

2020 Southern Vermont Economy Summit:

Power in Numbers

Mount Snow | Dover, VT


What People Are Saying About the Summit

The Summit definitely encouraged me to keep expanding my personal concept of Southern Vermont, and to look at things as much as possible as a regional effort - we should be marketing and building partnerships across town-lines, as a rising tide floats all boats and we are strong collectively than we are as a sum of our parts.

I reconnected with a lot of people I have only met or worked with once - it was good to reinforce those connections. I met a few people for the first time as well.

It's bolstered my business acumen and focus on partnerships and collaborations.

Inspired me to network more with people in the region and become more involved.

Networking and new ideas are key to the work that we do at CCV. I'm grateful to move into a set of concentric circles at the conference with others who care deeply about Windham County to renew and reconsider what we are doing for our regional partners.





Featured Speakers


Joshua Wright

Executive Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at Emsi


Joshua Wright serves as the Executive Vice President of Workforce and Economic Development at Emsi, a labor market analytics firm. He leads a team whose mission is to help communities prosper with unparalleled workforce data, strategies, and training. Wright regularly writes and presents on data best practices and emerging trends in economic development, regional workforce analysis, and corporate talent and location decisions. Wright is a former journalist who joined Emsi is 2008 after serving as a sportswriter and political reporter for two newspapers. He enjoys living in the Pacific Northwest with his wife and three kids

Bill Drew

Founder & Chief Storyteller at Kipling Road


Accomplished and Award-Winning Storyteller Bill Drew believes that we are all in the same business. The persuasion business. For nearly 30 years, Bill has been helping businesses across America tell their stories. As a Copywriter and Creative Director, Bill has started and lead agencies to create better and more meaningful work. As the Founder and Chief Storyteller at Kipling Road, Bill helps businesses tap into the power of storytelling to move people. To persuade people. Bill delivers Storytelling Workshops across the country. Bill is the middle of seven kids, born and raised in Newton, Mass. Bill moved to Vermont in 1993 and hasn’t looked back since. And he lives in Hinesburg, VT and is happily outnumbered by X Chromosomes at home.

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Community Sponsors

In accordance with Federal law and U.S. Department of Agriculture policy, this organization is prohibited from discriminating on the basis of race, color, national origin, age, disability, religion, sex, and familial status.  (Not all prohibited bases apply to all programs.) To file a complaint of discrimination, write USDA, Office of Civil Rights, 1400 Independence Avenue, S.W., Washington, D.C. 20250-9410 or call (800) 795-3272 (voice) or (202) 720-6382 (TDD).  

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