Guiding Questionsa. Is this goal right?
b. Are the key issues the right key issues?
c. Are the indicators meaningful and useful?
d. Are there numeric targets for this goal that make sense?
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0 Maintain economic diversity, and deepen existing sectors, seek even greater diversity.
0 Entrepreneurial development is a core characteristic of the area, and needs to be nurtured.
1 Employment by Major Industry Sector 2010*
0 *Bold indicate industry sectors for which Chittenden County employment percentages exceed the U.S. average. Data excludes members of armed forces, self-employed, proprietors, domestic workers, unpaid family members and railroad workers covered by the railroad unemployment systems
1 Percent of total wages by business sector
0 Total Employment Participation Rate in Private Industry by race & gender – 7% minority, 48% women
0 Median age of workforce by occupation
0 Women-owned firms in 2007 in Chittenden County = 28.2%, VT= 26%