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The local economics of fighter jets

Dec 23, 2013
Earlier this month, the Air Force announced that it’s going to base 18 of its brand-new Joint Strike Fighter jets in Burlington, Vermont. For some Vermonters, the news was cause for celebration. For others, it was a wrenching defeat.
Posted In: defense contractors, Vermont, F-35, air force

Vermont's craft breweries: 'We have more than we deserve'

Oct 25, 2013
The number of Vermont microbreweries has doubled in the last five years. There are now 32 craft breweries, and several more are being planned.
Posted In: Vermont, craft beer

Burlington, Vermont: Land of ice cream, skiing, and ... tech?

Sep 25, 2013
The Atlantic's Jim Fallows and his wife Deb stop next in Burlington, Vt., to explore the city's thriving tech industry.
Posted In: Burlington, Vermont, NRG, Heady Topper, Ben & Jerry's

A Burlington, Vt. quiz! Hint: the coat factory isn't from here

Sep 25, 2013
American Futures flies into Burlington, Vt., this week. How much do you know about this American town?
Posted In: Burlington, Vermont

Low milk prices push small dairy farms out of business

Jun 13, 2012
As the costs of running a farm rise, farmers are getting paid less for their milk. That's forcing some farmers to get bigger or auction off their cows.
Posted In: Vermont, dairy, milk