Philip Gilpin Jr.

Economic development can bring millions to the Deerfield Valley

Economic development is easy to talk about but difficult to achieve.

Our district's gorgeous landscape and laid-back, rural culture present us with a unique set of challenges.

Some people in our district fear that economic development will destroy the Vermont way of life we all cherish. They fear that condos will replace farms, that new businesses will replace time-honored trades, and that increased tourism will ruin our tranquil afternoons.

I believe that economic development means strengthening our existing agricultural, artistic, and manufacturing industries.

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