Business & Economy

VTDigger publishes Vermont business and economic news. We also specialize in coverage of state finances and the impact of tax and budget policy on Vermonters. Anne Galloway is the primary reporter on the business and economy beat. She can be reached at [email protected]

Amtrak train strikes two on bridge, one killed

One man was killed and another individual injured when they were struck on a New England Central Railroad bridge near White River Junction by Amtrak’s Vermonter train late Friday morning, Nov. 27. Town of Hartford police identified the dead man as Nicolas Siciliano, 18, of Windsor. The identity of the other person, a male believed […]

State probing propane leak at storage facility in Manchester

A propane truck driver suffered severe “cold burns” on 30 percent of his body in an attempt to turn off the valve that had been left open.

Skateboard park is Burlington’s latest shift from industrial past to utilitarian future

In addition to the skate park, the city also recently refurbished the “decayed” and “disjointed” waterfront bike path.

Transportation board told public transit is a high priority

Vermonters drive 20 percent more than the national average.

Help wanted: Royalton’s GW Plastics taps into community to bolster ranks

Job applicants say decline in manufacturing work has hurt their ability to find new employment.

G.S. Precision sues former employee

Precision parts manufacturer alleges theft of propriety information and recruiting of employees to work for competition.

Federal officials pledge help with Townshend Dam

Town officials seek assistance with two Townshend Dam concerns that reach beyond town borders – a payment in lieu of taxes that’s been frozen since 1982, and silt accumulation that has rendered Townshend Lake unusable.

State unemployment holds steady in October

Vermont’s unemployment rate held steady at 3.7 percent in October, the state Department of Labor reported Friday. That’s the same seasonally adjusted number reported in September, the first month the state’s unemployment rate increased in a year. The national unemployment rate for October was 5.0 percent, the department said in a news release. The reported […]

Vermont Gas to build around holdout landowners

Company says it has reached right-of-way agreements with 160 of 164 property owners along its Addison-Rutland pipeline route.

Report offers framework for Vermont’s marijuana business

The Vermont Cannabis Collaborative says state should focus on craft-scale production, with some larger-scale and home-grown options as part of the mix.

Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility marks 25th year

The nonprofit organization used its annual meeting Tuesday in Brattleboro to celebrate past accomplishments and cast an eye toward the future.

Groundbreaking on G.S. Precision expansion imminent; other projects approved by Brattleboro board

Manufacturer of high-precision machined components and sub-assemblies to expand manufacturing facility, add jobs.

Effects of state retirement incentive will be felt, agencies say

“You can’t just absorb cuts like this without having an impact,” said Alyssa Schuren, commissioner of the Department of Environmental Conservation, which incurred 14 vacancies.

Lawmakers urged to scrutinize the scope of IT projects

With more than 100 projects worth more than $1 billion on the to-do list, and Vermont Health Connect’s trials fresh on their minds, Vermont officials look to improve IT project management.

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