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Paul Gallo: Business owner is driving force in Rutland renaissance
By Helen Whyte, September 2015 issue of the Battenkill Business Journal People who have not visited Rutland in the past few years may be surprised by recent changes - near zero downtown vacancy rate...
The creative economy
It's nice to see that the work we did with the Council on Culture and Innovation is still making news: From: http://www.stowetoday.com/stowe_reporter/opinion/weekly_editorial/article_c1c3fe14-0842-...
Rutland Creek Path gets $295K
In 2006, VCRD brought its Creative Communities program to Rutland. Rutland community members embraced the concepts and remain committed and energized as they continue to advance projects designed to...
Leaving RutVegas: A blue-collar city reinvents itself — and refutes its reputation
“Let’s talk about RutVegas.” Jim Sabataso is sitting at a small table in Café Terra, “Rutland’s best coffee shop” — and only one, he admits. Sabataso is 28 years old, bearded and friendly. His family...
'The Blood in this Town' screens on Capitol Hill Thursday
“The Blood in This Town,” the documentary about Rutland, Vermont’s grassroots efforts to revitalize itself, travels to Capitol Hill this week for a screening and revitalization forum, bringing the...
Vermont town's blood drive, film draw notice
RUTLAND, Vt. — When documentary filmmaker Art Jones and his five-man crew set out from New York to shoot footage of a blood drive in a small Vermont city, he did it to satisfy an old friend, one of...
Rutland Takes a Bow
RUTLAND ~ May 16, 2011. VCRD's Paul Costello hosted a morning session at the Vermont Business for Social Responsibility's annual meeting. There he pointed to Rutland's successful efforts since VCRD's...
Farmers' Market approved for Adams Park
MANCHESTER - The Select Board unanimously approved the relocation of the Farmer's Market from the parks and recreation department to Adam's Park - the triangular park along Route 7A - on Tuesday. "I...
Residents brainstorm for a new economy
The public has spoken on the future of the city's creative economy. It will include a clearly-defined identity for Rutland and a railroad or children's museum, the result of a vote by about 100...
Rutland To Discuss 'Creative Economy'
(Host) Rutland residents will get a chance to talk about what they'd like to see happen in the city Wednesday night at a public forum sponsored by Rutland's Creative Economy. As VPR's Nina Keck...
Community building time
Lest anyone think all is doom and gloom in Rutland – and between the economy and the state of affairs at the south end of Wales Street, there are plenty of those stories in the city these days –...
Grant to boost Middlebury waterfalls plan
A PLAN TO improve pedestrian access to, and enjoyment of, the Otter Creek Falls in downtown Middlebury received a major boost on Thursday with the receipt of a $240,000 federal grant. ...The project...
Business, Corporate Support Help Keep Arts Groups Afloat
...“In Vermont, the creative economy isn’t just about five percent of the economy engaged in culture or crafts such as bookbinding,” said Costello. “In Vermont, the story of the creative economy is...
Rural Development in Vermont: Community and Policy Findings - 2009
This compendium of findings highlights priority topic areas that have emerged through VCRD's body of work, and considers challenges identified by communities, some of the accomplishments of VCRD at...
Advancing Vermont's Creative Economy Conference - 2007
VCRD chose the subject of the 2007 Conference based on the growing momentum in Vermont (and globally) to identify our unique local assets and use them as essential building blocks to strengthen our...
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...
Middlebury Creative Community Report - 2007
The Middlebury Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Establish a...
Richmond Creative Community Report - 2007
The Richmond Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Develop and Market...
Plainfield Creative Community Report - 2006
The Plainfield Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Establish...
Randolph Creative Community Report - 2007
The Randolph Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Create Stronger...
Bellows Falls Creative Community Report - 2007
The Bellows Falls Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Provide Year-...
St. Johnsbury Creative Community Report - 2006-07
The Johnsbury Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Develop an...
Islands Creative Community Report - 2006
The Islands Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Develop Trails to...
Hardwick Creative Community Report - 2006
The Hardwick Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Create a Business...
Windsor Creative Community Report - 2006
The Windsor Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions, and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Begin a Public...
Rutland Creative Community Report - 2006
The Rutland Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions, and lists resources for the following priority projects chosen through the process: Advance Rutland as...
St. Albans Creative Community Report - 2006
The St. Albans Creative Community Report summarizes the public meetings and brainstorming sessions, and lists specific resources for the following priority projects chosen through the 2006 process:...
Strategies for Community Creative Economy Projects - Leaders' Summit, 2006
On Friday, November 17th, 2006, the Creative Communities Program coordinated with Bellows Falls’ creative economy organizers Richard Ewald and Robert McBride to host a conference addressing “...
Advancing Vermont's Creative Economy - 2004
The creative economy is critical to the future competitiveness of Vermont in the global marketplace. Vermont's heritage, arts and culture are integral strengths. They are an economic sector in...