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Our Programs

Business Support 

The Business Support staff in DED principally counsel businesses to make them aware of the various resources that are available facilitate employee training, market expansion, facilities growth and relocation.  In addition, our counselors coordinate the various programs that are available while collecting commentary from business leaders and reporting it to State leadership. 

Captive Insurance 

Through cutting edge legislation, supportive government and a world class infrastructure, Vermont is a global leader in the competitive industry of captive insurance.


The goal of the program is to incent investment and create American jobs by setting aside a pool of green cards for qualified foreign investors that provide capital for approved EB-5 projects. Companies are able to use foreign investment for projects that meet the program’s eligibility criteria, such as business expansion, development, or adding capacity.

Film and New Media 

Film and new media comprises the motion picture arts and sciences across rapidly evolving platforms, from theatrical release to mobile devices. Vermont is home to a talent-base of writers, producers, directors, technicians and actors who produce outstanding fiction, documentary, and commercial work – from feature films to graphic animations.

International Trade

Vermont’s center for international business assistance. Our programs help all of our "Best in Class" Vermont businesses succeed in international markets by providing international trade related educational seminars, trade show participation, technical assistance, and one-on-one consulting services.

Northern Border Regional Commission Grants

The Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership for economic and community development, has announced its 2016 awards, which total $1,824,000 for Vermont. Made possible due to the leadership of our federal congressional delegation, the Northern Border Regional Commission works to combat economic distress in the counties of Essex, Orleans, Caledonia, Lamoille, and Franklin counties in Vermont and also in other economically distressed regions of Maine, New Hampshire, and New York. 

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

For small companies with an interest in selling to the government, VT PTAC is where to begin. 

Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC)

The Council serves as an approval and authorization body for the Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program and the Tax Increment Financing (TIF) District program.

Vermont Training Program (VTP)

The VTP partners with employers and training providers to train Vermont's employees for the jobs of tomorrow. VTP provides performance based workforce grants for: pre-employment training, training for new hires and incumbent workers.




Contact Us

Joan Goldstein, Commissioner

One National Life Drive
Deane C. Davis Building, 6th Floor
Montpelier, VT 05620-0501

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