Vermont's development as a recreational region affords the most promising opportunity for business growth in the state at the present time, and so far as can be foreseen, for a considerable period in the future . . . . The whole subject should be approached in a hardminded, intelligent, . . . spririt.
Interestingly enough, the above quote is from The Vermont Commission on Country Life, published in Rural Vermont (1931).
Let's see, that's 77 years ago. (The more things change, the more they stay the same.)