Church Street in Burlington, Vt.
Church Street in Burlington, Vt. - 

We've been working on a series with The Atlantic's James Fallows and the software company ESRI, and we're calling it American Futures. In the reports, we'll explore how small towns around the U.S. are living and working in a new economy. So far, Fallows has flown his small plane to Holland, Mich., and taken Marketplace's Kai Ryssdal to Sioux Falls, S.D., where they visited a few businesses in the area, including a local food factory that produces egg sandwiches you could pick up at a hotel anywhere in the U.S.

The Interactive:
Explore the Story Map: Read regular updates from James Fallows during his travels across the country. And explore related interactive maps. More

Next up, Fallows will be landing in Burlington, Vt., the largest city in the state -- and home, famously, of Ben & Jerry's Ice Cream.

How much do you know about this small town? Take our quiz!

As a nonprofit news organization, Marketplace is on a mission that drives what we do every day: to increase economic intelligence across the country. But we can’t do it alone. Become a Marketplace Investor today, in whatever amount you choose, and your donation will go twice as far, thanks to a dollar-for-dollar match from The Kendeda Fund.

Become a Marketplace Investor today – in whatever amount is right for you – and keep public service journalism strong. We’re grateful for your support.