- Associated Press - Thursday, August 3, 2017

GRAFTON, Vt. (AP) - Republican Gov. Phil Scott hopes a new collaborative will help promote outdoor recreation in Vermont.

The Brattleboro Reformer reports (https://bit.ly/2v2fQiX ) Scott created the Vermont Outdoor Recreation Economic Collaborative by executive order in June. The initiative gathered a number of both government and state officials at the Grafton Inn on Wednesday.

The efforts are expected to bring organizational and economic benefits. Scott says he hopes the collaborative will help promote the industry, grow the economy, and provide an opportunity to review state laws and policies to encourage expansion of outdoor activities and businesses.

The recreation industry provides over 51,000 jobs for the state, though Scott says more jobs are disappearing every day.

Copyright © 2018 The Washington Times, LLC.

The Washington Times Comment Policy

The Washington Times is switching its third-party commenting system from Disqus to Spot.IM. You will need to either create an account with Spot.im or if you wish to use your Disqus account look under the Conversation for the link "Have a Disqus Account?". Please read our Comment Policy before commenting.


Click to Read More and View Comments

Click to Hide