Tag Archives: economic development

January 9, 2019

Economic development: We can do better

Dear Editor,

Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Mike Schirling highlighted actions his agency has taken to make a positive impact on Vermont’s previously lackluster economic development program: “focusing on fundamental activities, supporting economic growth, and affordability,” in a recent VTDigger piece.

There are many…

News Briefs
April 19, 2018

Wallingford community to set economic development future

WALLINGFORD— On April 26, all members of the Wallingford community are invited to kick off the Wallingford Community Visit process, an opportunity for residents to actively participate in examining issues, deciding their top priorities and developing concrete action plans for community and economic development.

The Vermont…

Local News
March 14, 2018

Mendon ponders economic development moves

By Julia Purdy

MENDON—The recently formed Mendon Economic Development Committee ( MEDC) aims to improve Mendon’s economic health, looking ahead to the town-wide reassessment scheduled for 2020. The group took another step toward that goal Tuesday, Feb. 20, by discussing a tax stabilization measure and reviewing…

State News
December 21, 2017

Leahy: Development investments top $222 million for Vermont

Sen. Patrick Leahy (D-Vt.) announced Thursday that U.S. Department of Agriculture (USDA) economic development investments in the Vermont now total more than $222 million during fiscal year 2017. Federal funds supported a broad range of activities in thirteen Vermont counties, including business development, housing construction and…

News Briefs
November 22, 2016

Area businesses receive Regional Economic Development Grants

RUTLAND—Five Rutland-area businesses have been awarded a total of $104,141 in Regional Economic Development Grants sought by Rutland Economic Development Corp. (REDC) and provided by the State of Vermont. The awards were announced at REDC’s annual meeting last week. “Investment spurred by the grants will…

March 30, 2016

Rutland hosts statewide Vermont Walk/Bike Summit

RUTLAND—VTrans, the Rutland Regional Planning Commission and the Rutland Area Physical Activity Coalition will host the 2016 statewide Vermont Walk/Bike Summit on April 1-2 in Rutland at the Paramount Theatre.

The summit offers indoor and outdoor workshops. Friday features four themes: Built Environment,…

February 17, 2016

McGrath issues a rebuttal to “Haff time”

Dear Editor,

Accuracy and truth matter.

I read with a certain amount of both disdain and amusement Mr. Haff’s letter, who is running for Killington selectman. First he insinuates that I do not pay attention to the nuts and bolts because I am more interested…