Economic development is a fundamental part of the overall vitality, resilience, and quality of life of the Region. The Rutland Regional Planning Commission supports planning that leads to the development of a dynamic, diversified, and resilient economy characterized by a strong workforce and sustainable growth.
Transforming brownfields sites into productive spaces, which increase the local tax base and revitalize local communities.
Brownfields are properties on which there is the presence—or perceived presence—of contamination and this perception stalls or complicates redevelopment, expansion or reuse of the property. The RRPC has funding available to conduct site assessments and for redevelopment planning. We do not fund site cleanups – but know where to get the money for this work and can help property owners apply for funding.
Unlocking federal economic development funding through a designated Economic Development District.
Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy – is a strategy-driven plan for regional economic development. A CEDS is the result of a regionally led planning process designed to build capacity, support local initiatives, and develop economic resiliency.
Our CEDS will strengthen local economic partnerships within West Central Vermont (Addison County, Chittenden County, Rutland County, Washington County and part of Orange County) and enable our region to meet current and anticipated economic challenges by forming an Economic Development District (EDD).
Helping Towns discover and develop the economic value of our world-class recreational assets.
The recreation economy for rural communities is an exciting new trend and one that capitalizes on the world-class assets existing in the Rutland Region. Whether it be planning for a new shared-use path in West Rutland, providing technical assistance to the Velomont Trail Collective, or mapping and marketing our local assets through the Rutland Asset Mapping Project (RAMP), the RRPC knows the value of expanding access to recreational opportunities, for those who are living locally or just visiting.
The RRPC provides the tools to build strong economies and vibrant communities!
The list of economic development projects is never-ending, and as new programs or funding opportunities emerge, the RRPC is on the leading edge of providing technical assistance, project development, grant writing, or project management, to encourage and support sustainable growth for our towns.
Call us today if you feel inspired to participate or want to learn more about project and grant management programs.
The RRPC has the most accurate and up-to-date information to save you time, effort, and money in all your local planning endeavors.