Environment. Community. Opportunity. Sustainability.

2/2/16 - NEW 2015 ECOS Annual Report Available

In an effort to track progress made on all ECOS goals, the ECOS Partnership monitors 90+ indicators over the year and compiles the ECOS Annual Report: The State of Chittenden County, a summary that highlights a number of regional trends and accomplishments. The 2015 Annual Report is the third edition. New this year, highlighted trends and data are displayed visually in an infographic.


The ECOS Plan has been adopted by the Chittenden County Regional Planning Commission as the Regional Plan and the Metropolitan Transportation Plan, and by the Greater Burlington Industrial Corporation as the Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy.  The Final ECOS Plan can be found here: www.ecosproject.com/plan.

What is the ECOS Project?

  • The ECOS Project is both a process and a plan for managing sustainable growth in Chittenden County for a healthy, inclusive and prosperous future.
  • By working across sectors -- water, food, energy, education, housing, transportation, health, social connectedness and economic development -- we are able to see the interconnectedness of our challenges and solve them together.
  • The ECOS Project is a unique opportunity for municipalities, organizations, businesses and residents to work together to preserve and improve our quality of life.
  • ECOS stands for: Environment, Community, Opportunity, Sustainability. ECOS is also the root of the words economy and ecology.



What is ECOS? Watch the 90-second explanation below.

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