Tag Archives: economy

Op - Ed
May 10, 2018

Vermont climate economy: The moment is now

By Harrison Bushnell

My first food was a testament to Vermont’s economy. As a baby, the story goes, my parents held me as we admired the steaming arch at our neighbors’ house. They took a small spoon and let me taste my first few drops…

Op - Ed
June 7, 2017

The climate economy is Vermont’s answer to growth

By Larry Williams

As the numbers of people who participated in the climate march recently showed, Vermonters and Americans across this country are concerned about climate change. Millions of Americans want action. And while the president and his cabinet are busy denying the science behind…

Op - Ed
April 26, 2017

Creating a “climate economy”

By Linda McGinnis

Vermont is made up of communities that care about each other and our beautiful surroundings. It comes from our respect for the past combined with a passion for a sustainable future. It’s about taking care of what we have and innovating new…

Local News
March 8, 2017

Reps pitch growing economy at legislative breakfast

By Evan Johnson

Growing the Rutland region’s economy was the a subject of discussion at a legislative breakfast in downtown Rutland on Monday morning. The March 6 meeting organized by the Rutland Region Chamber of Commerce and the Rutland Economic Development Corp. featured a panel…

Letter
March 1, 2017

Modeling a local and vibrant climate economy

Dear Editor,

With a national political conversation that seems to become more divisive and fragmented with each passing day, engaging locally to create meaningful and inclusive democratic change is as important as it ever has been. At moments like this, Vermonters have historically responded by…

State News
December 28, 2016

Private higher ed “key driver” in state economy, study finds

The economic impact on Vermont of 18 private institutions of higher education in the state is $2.09 billion annually, and the colleges directly employ 7,100 people statewide, according to a new study released by the Association of Vermont Independent Colleges (AVIC) using data from the…

Letter
May 11, 2016

Back to Vt. roots, fiscal prudence

Dear Editor, Another legislative biennium has ended and Vermont has begun to enter the doorway of an historic transition in state government. Next January we will have a new Governor, Lt. Governor, Speaker of the House and President Pro Tem of the Senate — and…

Op - Ed
May 11, 2016

Legislature shouldn’t blow chance to help our economy

By Rob Roper Vermont Business Magazine (VBM) wrote about some good news for a Vermont economy that has otherwise been pretty moribund for several years. The bright spot is our tech industry. As the VBM article points out, “Vermont’s tech sector makes up a quarter…