Take ingredients and blend, for small-town synergy.
A software company grows in an unlikely setting. "Why here?" we ask the founders.
The surprising complexity behind even the simplest-seeming aspects of modern life.
"I was born in the grove. I was raised in the grove. I developed an intense dislike of farming in the grove." Yet after 20 years around the world he has come back.
Viewing an ordinary fruit with new respect.
The variety of America, chapter 12,825
The loss of rail service into a small Maine town has been crippling
Ever closer to the magical-unicorn ideal
Ocean Renewable Power in Eastport
Plus, a nationwide golden age of beer.
"This is where the talent wants to live"
Why did this company end up on the shores of Lake Champlain, rather than on the San Francisco Bay or Puget Sound?
Respect for the Garden State and its industrial heritage.
OK, I'm biased—but I think this is an interesting new project.
Why Vermont, for this kind of business? Away from traditional manufacturing centers, and tech-world complexes, and even easy transport routes? The cold mountains and the early wind turbines are a sort-of explanation. Plus, as I heard, a 19th-century-onward heritage of precision machine production in the area. But there were two elements of the “why here? why now?” story I found provocative for further discussion.
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