The Center for Rural Studies at the University of Vermont is a nonprofit, fee-for-service research and resource center that works with people and communities to address social, economic, and resource-based challenges. A part of the University's College of Agriculture and Life Sciences since 1978, CRS supports the research and teaching missions of the university through its work in applied research, community outreach, program evaluation, and consulting services. CRS is also the US Census Bureau's State Data Center for Vermont. More about CRS >>
CRS works with people and communities to address social, economic, and resource-based challenges through applied research, community outreach, program evaluation, and consulting.
CRS offers its clients- small businesses, academics, UVM Extension and other UVM offices, community organizaters, health and social service organizations, planners, town governments, and state and federal agencies- professional assistance with:
Over the years, CRS has developed and maintained valuable online data resources about and for Vermont communities, including Vermont Indicators. In partnership with the Vermont Center for Geographic Information, CRS makes readily available (through Vermont Indicators) over 40 social and economic indicators for each of Vermont's villages, towns, and counties.
The Center for Rural Studies celebrated its 30th anniversary with a symposium in 2008. The symposium website contains photos from the day and well-wishes from partner organizations and former employees.