Category News

25
Sep

VE Alliance completes economic assessment for World Acadian Congress

From mid 2013 to mid 2014, the ViTAL Economy (VE) Alliance worked closely with the Congrès mondiale acadian (World Acadian Congress or CMA) to conduct the first economic assessment of a cross-border region that includes northern Maine, northwest New Brunswick and southeast Québec. VE presented its findings to over 150 attendees at CMA 2014, a …

17
Sep

SeVEDS CEDS accepted by EDA

July 25, 2014 – Southeastern Vermont’s economic development action plan was accepted by the U.S. Economic Development Administration (EDA) BDCC, on behalf of its affiliate the Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) and the Windham Region CEDS committee, received a planning grant in 2012 to develop the first ever regionally-focused, 27-town economic development strategy.  That …

15
Sep

ViTAL Economy Alliance Collaborates on Visit Indy Tourism Master Plan

ViTAL Economy is partnering with InterVISTAS Consulting, and Bandwidth Management to facilitate and develop the first Tourism Master Plan to be commissioned in the United States. Tourism Master Plans are the next generation planning roadmap that connects tourism planning with community economic development. They integrate strategies focused on visitor, talent, capital and business attraction and …

2
Apr

VE Provides Input on Impacts of Nuclear Power Plant Closings

ViTAL Economy was among 40 leaders across the world chosen to participate in a unique conference in Putney, VT. The conference sought to develop a research strategy and community education program concerning the unique socioeconomic impacts of nuclear plant closures on host communities over the next 30 years. SeVEDS, one of ViTAL Economy’s current client …

2
Apr

VE Trains Philly EDA in CEDS Performance Metrics Approach

VE was invited to brief the staff of the Philadelphia Office of the Economic Development Administration about how the VE Journey and its integration of performance metrics make a difference in the quality of an EDA-funded Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS). The invitation was extended after the regional director attended the public launch of the …

30
Mar

Focus Forward CI Forms Workforce Alliance

Focus Forward CI has focused on rebuilding and reorganizing the existing Economic Development Council for Central Illinois (EDC). The EDC officially became an independent corporation in the fall of 2013 and is currently in a search process to hire a new CEO. Focus Forward CI also recently completed formation of a region wide Workforce Alliance …

30
Mar

VE Workforce Model Deployed in Maine

The VE Workforce Center of Excellence (WCOE) Short Term Training Model has been deployed in Northern and Southern Maine to quickly address immediate industry workforce shortfalls. Unfilled positions have been a challenge across the entire country, resulting in lost business revenues and regional GDP. The WCOE model address immediate industry workforce needs by taking an …

15
Mar

VE Helps LWIB Develop First 5-year Strategic Plan

ViTAL Economy (VE) provided the primary strategy and S.M.A.R.T. design for the first 5-year strategic plan for the Aroostook/Washington County Local Workforce Investment Board (LWIB). The LWIB historically has focused on the partners and services provided under the Federal Workforce Investment Act. VE helped LWIB develop a more comprehensive, systems approach to regional workforce development …

1
Feb

Central IL Embraces FFCI’s Regional Cooperation and S.M.A.R.T. Goals

A Peoria Magazines article describes how regional cooperation and S.M.A.R.T. goals espoused by VE are taking hold in Central Illinois. Read Article

26
Dec

SeVEDS’ S.M.A.R.T. CEDS Now a National Model

Southeastern Vermont Economic Development Strategies (SeVEDS) completed its draft Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS) for Southeastern Vermont’s Windham Region. The CEDS was developed with VE assistance and guidance from a task force that included municipal, business and nonprofit sectors from throughout the region. It will serve as a blueprint for economic development activity in the …

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