Vermont’s New Economy Booklet

Here at the Meadows Institute, we are committed to helping a New Economy take shape—one that ensures the health of our ecosystems, values the needs of our communities, and provides for people’s wellbeing.

Vermont’s New Economy: A look at the New Economy by the numbers

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Our publication focuses on the emergence of the New Economy in our home base of Vermont, USA. Already, there the beginnings of a New Economy across Vermont, from the preservation of our working lands and the establishment of socially-responsible businesses to opportunities for investing locally and new ways to measure our progress.

Vermont’s New Economy focuses on both numbers and stories from across the state. The numbers provide a snapshot of how Vermont is doing, while the stories that accompany them illustrate some of the innovative approaches already working here. Through these numbers and stories, we hope to provide a “sense of the possible” in designing strong and sustainable economies.

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Vermont’s New Economy was published October 2013 in conjunction with Vermont’s New Economy Week October 10-20, 2013. For more information, please contact

Text and Concept: Marta Ceroni and Sarah Parkinson

Design: Sarah Parkinson


NOTE: The print version of this publication contained a misprint on the “Vermont’s Natural Assets” page. The 15% statistic is incorrect and should instead read “Vermont land that will likely remain undeveloped as a result of tax incentives: 38%.”

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