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The Economics of the Connecticut River Valley
« on: October 03, 2003, 04:01:07 pm »

The Economics of the Connecticut River Valley
New Hampshire is having Vermont for lunch, and breakfast and dinner

http://www.vtbusinessmagazine.com/may2000.htm


Interesting article on the yin yang differences between the Twin States of Vermont and New Hampshire.


Toward the end of his lecture describing the economic differences between Vermont and New Hampshire, University of Vermont Professor Art Woolf said the Green Mountain State can't help being compared to its Yin & Yang neighbor to the east because of their proximity and many similarities. But nor can Vermont do much about New Hampshire's demeanor, that is, Vermont lives side-by-side with the craziest state in the nation.



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Re:The Economics of the Connecticut River Valley
« Reply #1 on: January 10, 2004, 01:24:09 pm »

wow mark that's a fascinating article.  Just listen to some of the quotes from these Vermont officials in there and you get a sense for what fertile recruiting ground the place must be for us.

However we must act fast!  Vermont is about to "plan"  its way to prosperity!  

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" The state is actively working to increase the number of good-paying jobs available, said Commissioner Miller, and the technology industries are the state's number one focus....

"For example, we have a federal Small Business Administration grant for seeding new technology in business. And we received a grant to let businesses know about the grant. We're posting a dynamic interactive Web page, hosting a conference in the fall, and setting up some technical assistance programs to help businesses apply for them."  "
 
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Re:The Economics of the Connecticut River Valley
« Reply #2 on: January 10, 2004, 02:24:42 pm »

I think Vermont offers a unique opportunity for not only FSP members but FRIENDS as well. Remember, not every libertarian will relocate and many of the libertarian organizations consider us competition. A relocating Vermonter offers very little by way of their one vote. Thier activism however is what they really can offer, and that doesn't require them to actually live in NH as an official resident. Think of all the time, labor and money they could spend on activism rather than the short drive accross the river when relocating their home and job (add in the morale cost of leaving friends and family). I suggest we take an alternative approach with the libs in Vermont, perhaps create a Twin States Libertarian coalition modeled on cost-sharing, Economy of Scale Project. Vermont libs could use the empirical data of NH as a comparison when promoting political ideas. It could be a way to energize activism while avoiding turf wars that seem to be at the very least latent when local organizations see the FSP eyeing their members.
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Re:The Economics of the Connecticut River Valley
« Reply #3 on: January 10, 2004, 04:07:05 pm »

UGH!

This report must have been written by communists!!!
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