Experts agree that investment today in housing and infrastructure in growth centers creates jobs, leverages private investment, boosts local property tax revenues, and builds stronger communities, neighborhoods and regions. This year, with the support of the legislature, I am pleased several bills were passed that will make our community centers even stronger.
Presented by Ed McMahon for the VT Humanities Council and the Preservation Trust of Vermont December 7, 2016
Approval of the proposed development would be a terrible thing not only for Randolph, but for all of the state of Vermont.
Comments delivered at the National Trust for Historic Preservation Conference, October 1, 2005 in Portland Oregon.
The Preservation Trust of Vermont is committed to spending the next twenty-five years protecting the character of Vermont and strengthening the vitality of our communities. This is not about “pickling” Vermont, it’s about finding smart ways to grow and building on the essential qualities of the state. It’s about being good stewards of the Vermont we cherish.
As special as Vermont is, it is also fragile. Carefully done, we can have growth without spoiling our nest.
Although the current trends are dismal, trends are not destiny. Across the country, a growing number of communities are taking concrete steps to ensure that locally owned businesses continue to be a vital and thriving part of our local economies.