Environment. Community. Opportunity. Sustainability.

> > > NEW! Download the 2013 ECOS Annual Report

The 2013 ECOS Annual Report: The State of Chittenden County provides over 80 indicators that track the progress of Chittenden County against ECOS goals related to the Economy, Environment, Quality of Place, and Community. This is the first edition since the ECOS Plan was adopted in June, 2013.

> Download the Full Report (PDF)

> Download the Summary Report (PDF)


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.



Watch the first ECOS in Action TV show -- it's a 30 minute overview of the process and new Regional Plan.

Watch the :90 second promo on the ECOS Project below.

ECOS Map Viewer