Future – Vermont

We spend a lot of time at Conflict thinking about the future of where we live – the small hamlet of Montpelier, VT and the future of the 802 in general. Like most rural communities, we know the trends – shrinking population, opioid addiction, rising health care costs, struggles over how to pay for public education.

We have LOTS of suggestions for how Montpelier and VT should distinguish itself from the pack and equip itself for the next generation.We will keep them coming along.

Here is a small one, but worth doing. Ask Google to optimize all downtown businesses on the web so when visitors are looking for a bed, a show or a meal, they can easily find us on their phone. They are doing it elsewhere. We can do it here.

https://www.cowichanvalleycitizen.com/news/google-headed-back-to-cowichan-valley-in-partnership-with-tourism-cowichan/