In Vermont’s dynamic economy, our economic growth firmly depends on our community’s ability to create and retain high-quality jobs and high quality employers. Vermont state and local government has a strategic role to play in guiding a region’s economic future and supporting the development of our economy’s competitive advantage.
We want to help make our Legislature and government create a competitive business environment and support entrepreneurship. This welcoming environment will entice leading firms in strong high-wage industries to locate, grow and remain within the state of Vermont. They can also help cultivate a versatile and skilled workforce. We strongly believe that Vermont businesses and individuals have both the opportunity and the responsibility to guide the strategic direction of investment in our economic future, thereby helping our elected officials make sound economic, education, workforce training, tax policy, and land use utilization decisions.
We are urging our legislators to sponsor and pass bills that encourage economic development. Our main objectives include:
- The state must support the immediate development, formulation and implementation of a long range economic strategic plan. The plan must strategize how to retain existing employers, but also identify and promote the growth of Vermont’s competitive strengths, building upon statewide outreach efforts conducted to date.
- The legislature and state should agree to conduct a comprehensive, nonpartisan initiative to simplify and modernize our tax system and expand the opportunities for emerging companies to access capital.
Learn more about other priorities and our position on Economic Development
Economic Development Position Statement
Green Economic Development Position Statement
Tourism Marketing Position Statement
Want More? Contact us! You can always reach our Government Affairs Team with questions or concerns. Dawn Francis or Cathy Davis.