Based on the needs identified in the five partner communities, the VERI team developed '101' guidance, checklists and more advanced tools that communities and businesses can use to weather the next storm.
The VERI report describes the data gathering, the community ranking process, the community engagement, the review of policies and steps to identify project recommendations. This information is useful to any region or community working to reduce its flood risks and protect its businesses and economy from future floods.
When your business needs more space, more people or another location, talk to us about your plans. We'll connect you to financing tools, to property searches, and to state expansion programs. We have the answers and resources for your business expansion!
We can help you connect to resources including:
We provide performance based workforce grants for: pre-employment training, training for new hires and incumbent workers.
There are three main resource websites to register your business in Vermont, and the information on these websites is easily accessed and designed to be helpful for all types of businesses.
Additionally, you may wish to consult with an attorney and an accountant when registering your business. While not required, seeking sound advice from a credible source when establishing the type of business entity you envision will assure you follow best practices and execute the correct registration to meet your business needs.
If you are like most businesses, finding the time, staff or knowledge necessary to successfully market your products or services to the government is a challenge. VT PTAC makes it easier.
Does my business qualify for the VT PTAC program?
To be eligible to work with VT PTAC, you must:
A Foreign Trade Zone (FTZ) is an area within the United States that the government considers outside the country, or at least, outside of the U.S. Customs territory. Certain types of merchandise can be imported into an FTZ without going through formal customs entry procedures or paying import duties.
Operating within an FTZ allows a business to potentially defer paying duties. The company will also face lower costs, not at U.S. customs, but at its bank, insurance company, and other vendors.
Follow the links below to learn more about duty-deferment programs.
Analysis of Impediments
The State of Vermont Analysis of Impediments to Fair Housing Choice (AI) is a report required by the U.S. Department of Housing and Urban Development (HUD) that seeks to identify the various factors that may affect fair housing choice in Vermont and to develop an action plan to overcome them. The AI is conducted every five years in connection with the State's programs funded by HUD.
Working with local, regional and state-wide organizations, ACCD has developed an online form to ensure consistent and collaborative collection of damages to businesses, agriculture, historic and cultural resources in the event of a major regional or state-wide event.
If you are viewing this page, there is no disaster pending. However, now is the time to prepare to ensure that all is ready in case of an emergency.
One lesson learned after Tropical Storm Irene was that the State and our partners in disaster response and recovery needed a consistent way to assess damage and impact to businesses, farms and cultural and historic resources and a centralized location for the information. Such a system would allow for a more collaborative and strategic response and the ability to communicate with those impacted as new assistance programs became available. It would allow us to pinpoint the types of assistance that was needed and ensure that all those impacted were offered support.