Economic Development

Vermont Employment Growth Incentive

The State of Vermont offers an economic incentive for business recruitment, growth and expansion. The Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program can provide a cash payment, based on the revenue return generated to the State by prospective qualifying job and payroll creation and capital investments, to businesses that have been authorized to earn the incentive and who then meet performance requirements.

Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference

The Department of Housing and Community Development presents the Downtown and Historic Preservation Conference on Thursday, June 8, 2017 at the Barrette Center for the Arts in White River Junction. The event is made possible by a partnership with Northern Stage, Preservation Trust of Vermont, and the Town of Hartford.  The conference will highlight White River Junction's successful revival by bringing new housing, businesses, and jobs downtown.

2020 Comprehensive Economic Development Strategy (CEDS)

In June, 2014, Vermont became one of the few states in the nation to complete a statewide comprehensive economic development strategy (CEDS). The Vermont 2020 CEDS was completed with immense help and input from stakeholders around the state and with the generous guidance and funding from the U.S. EconomicGround breaking photo Development Authority.

EB-5 Visa Program

Vermont State House

The Vermont EB-5 Regional Center: Experience the Vermont Difference

Established in 1997, the Vermont EB-5 Regional Center is a USCIS Designated Regional Center. The regional center is run by Vermont Agency of Commerce & Community Development (ACCD); in partnership, with the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (DFR) (collectively “Vermont Regional Center” or “VRC”). 


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