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Our Programs

The Business Support staff in DED principally counsel businesses to make them aware of the various resources that are available facilitate employee training, workforce, 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.

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 (NBRC)

The Northern Border Regional Commission, a federal-state partnership for economic and community development, has announced its 2017 awards, which total $2,228,000 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. 

Office of Economic Adjustment (OEA) Defense Industry Diversification Programs

Accelerating Growth and Innovation in the Defense Industry Supply Chain

Procurement Technical Assistance Center (PTAC) 

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

ThinkVermont Innovation Grant Program

The ThinkVermont Innovation Grant Program was created to respond to the growth needs of Vermont small businesses with 20 or fewer employees by funding innovative strategies that accelerate small business growth. The initiative will enable the State to invest in projects with grants that can be accessed more quickly and with fewer restrictions than traditional federal initiatives. The appropriation for this program is $150,000.

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 Talent Pipeline Management (VTPM)

The VTPM is a two-phased approach to rethinking the development and sourcing of Vermont’s future workforce by first, creating employer collaboratives that identify and communicate around shared employer needs to education providers, and secondly, then “value mapping” backwards by analyzing talent flows, and implementing performance measures and aligning incentives for education providers.

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

Brett Long, Deputy Commissioner

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

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