Kingdom Comeback

VPR presents a six-part series that looks at how the Northeast Kingdom is trying to set the stage for economic renewal and transform its economy into one where jobs are more plentiful and future is brighter.

In Gilman, A Family Deals With Changing NEK Economy

The Northeast Kingdom has been hit hard by mill closings and the loss of manufacturing jobs. It’s a place where unemployment is higher, wages are lower and opportunities fewer than the rest of the state. One family has been rolling with the punches as the region’s economy has changed.

Shaping Future Growth In The Kingdom

Northeast Kingdom business and education leaders look at a synergistic approach of integrating travel, education, agriculture and manufacturing to shape the future of the region. Plus, Robert Resnik provides suggestions for the perfect holiday music. And, we hear about a Vergennes metal worker who is restoring a 1950s Ferrari racing car.

Deal Finalized To Bring 200 Jobs To NEK

Governor Jim Douglas has finalized a deal that will help bring several hundred new jobs to the Northeast Kingdom. Douglas made the announcement from Seoul, South Korea, on the first stop on a multi-nation tour of the Far East.