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Welcome to the Vermont Genuine Progress Indicator, a project led by the Gund Institute for Ecological Economics of the University of Vermont in coordination with a Data Advisory Group.

VT-GPI is a multi-dimensional measure of the benefits and costs of the Vermont economy. Enacted into law with Act 113, the VT-GPI includes yearly estimates of the economic, environmental, and social performance of the Vermont economy.

Explore this website to learn about the composition of VT-GPI, long-term trends of the overall estimate and 25 sub-indicators, the application of GPI to policy and management, and ties to a growing group of state and national GPI studies.

In 2011, per capita Vermont GPI was 42.8% less than GSP. This gap is up from a 20-year low of 38.0% in 2007 just before the Great Recession. However, the gap the year before hit an 11-year high at 45.6%, the 4th highest divergence between GPI and GSP over the 52-year estimation period.

In 2011, per capita Vermont GPI was 42.8% less than GSP. This gap is up from a 20-year low of 38.0% in 2007 just before the Great Recession. However, the gap the year before hit an 11-year high at 45.6%, the 4th highest divergence between GPI and GSP over the 52-year estimation period.