Economic Development

Arts & Culture

The Arts in Vermont
The Arts in Vermont

The arts community in Vermont—artists, museums and historic sites, arts promoters and agents, writers, and performing arts companies and presenters—plays an essential role in the economy, cultural diversity and the quality of life of Vermonters.

Software & Games

Software Development in Vermont
Developed in Vermont

The City of Burlington has been ranked among the top ten most innovative US cities. It’s also home to the highest concentration of software, web, and game development companies in the state.

EB-5 Projects Seeking Investors

The Vermont EB5 Regional Center is a USCIS approved and designated regional center, which is owned, operated and supervised directly by the State of Vermont’s Agency of Commerce & Community Development and the Vermont Department of Financial Regulation (collectively “Vermont Regional Center” or “VRC”).

For your information, here is the contact information for Vermont Regional Center  approved projects currently seeking capital:

Tax Increment Financing (TIF)

St. Albans - Stephen Goodhue
St. Albans
Tax Increment Financing (TIF) Districts have been available in Vermont as a public infrastructure financing tool for many years. Vermont’s TIF program has undergone many statutory changes through the years, especially since the introduction of a statewide education property tax.

Vermont Employment Growth Incentive

Jeff Clarke photoThe 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.

Directory of Housing Organizations

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"Winter 2017" Edition

(updated 1/2/2018)

Federal and State Housing Agencies, Public Housing Authorities, Community Land Trusts & Housing Development Corporations, Regional Planning Commissions, Regional Development Corporations, Community Action Agencies, Agencies on Aging, Related Housing Organizations, NeighborWorks® Organizations & Homeownership Centers, and Vermont's Congressional Delegation.

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.

Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC)

Jeff Clarke - Winooski DowntownThe Vermont Economic Progress Council (VEPC) is an independent board of Vermont citizens, nine appointed by the Governor and two appointed by the General Assembly. Additionally, there are two non-voting representatives from each region, one designated by the regional development corporation and one by the regional planning commission. The regional representatives serve in an advisory and advocacy role. 


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