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Rekindling the Spirit of Burlington – Innovation from Within

Our city needs jobs. Since our founding, Burlington has seen many industries come and go, and as an industry leaves, it decimates the community that is left behind. We can break this cycle by cultivating innovation within our city. The innovative spirit of entrepreneurship found in our residents will initiate our city’s next chapter. It […]

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Getting Past the Same Old Excuses

The vibrancy of our Main Street downtown is a direct indicator of the overall health of our community. When buildings sit vacant and deteriorating, they suck the energy out of the surrounding community. We’ve all seen it happen with Western Electric, May Hosiery, and countless other sites around out city. We must reverse this by […]

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Hidden in Plain Sight – Burlington’s Greatest Assets

No man is and island and no city can survive without outside perspective. I’d like to thank my fiancee for sharing the video that inspired this post. If you have 15 minutes, watch this TedTalk video about the PlaNYC program. Its perspective and data driven results from simple and temporary city planning experiments are inspiring. […]

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