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. Erin Mansfield is VTDigger’s business and economy reporter. She can be reached at [email protected]

Sale of Redstone, a Montpelier landmark, would fund state college merger

The grand building, tucked down a side street from the Statehouse, is a former residence that has been part of the state’s capitol complex since the 1940s.

Bill on workers’ comp for mental health raises cost concerns

A House committee is considering an amendment to reduce the scope of the proposal. The governor said he’d prefer the bill’s focus be kept to first responders.

Sanders pushes for hearings on Trump budget

The senator points to the past practice of holding hearings shortly after presidents of both parties submitted proposals. Sanders has been highly critical of the Trump plan.

Burlington’s online bond sale ends today

BURLINGTON — The city has sold general obligation bonds to the public using the online investment platform Neighborly. The sale opened Tuesday morning and closed Wednesday at 3 p.m. Burlington planned to sell as much as $8 million in bonds through Neighborly. The company makes it easier for people to invest in public bonds by […]

Land O’Lakes acquires Vermont Creamery

The local goat cheese company will be a subsidiary of the member-owned cooperative based in Minnesota.

Committee considers scrapping $35 million housing bond

The Senate Appropriations Committee decided Tuesday to delay consideration of S.100, the bill that contains Gov. Phil Scott’s bond for affordable housing.

Investors see Bennington project as spark for ‘renaissance’

“The downtown is a catalyst for change in the economy as a whole, and the Putnam Block is one of the most visible indications of change in the region,” says one backer.

182,000 Joblink accounts exposed in cyber-attack

Vermonters who want more information can call a toll-free hotline available 9 a.m. to 9 p.m. Monday through Friday until April 14. The number is 844-469-3939.

Leahy promises a fight over cuts to heating aid, other programs

The leader of the state’s largest community action agency described the Trump budget as being “like one amputation after another.”

Developers step up promotion of downtown Bennington project

A presentation to the public and potential business investors is planned in May as the purchase of six buildings for the Putnam Block project moves toward a closing.

UPDATED: House panel unanimously backs budget proposal

Four Republicans on the House panel support the budget proposal, even though it rejects GOP Gov. Phil Scott’s plan to tap money from the Education Fund.

Senate Finance passes hotel fee over Scott’s veto threat

Sen. Ann Cummings, D-Washington, the chair of the Senate Finance Committee, said her committee passed a $2-per-night fee on hotel stays knowing full well that Gov. Phil Scott would veto it.

Killington frontrunner for FIS World Cup event

A final decision on whether Killington Ski Resort will be selected as the site for World Cup ski races in November is not expected until later this spring.

Vermont House budget writers close gap

Lawmakers found savings across state government from a variety of projected efficiencies, including $2.5 million in cuts to the Agency of Human Services grant program, which distributes more than $100 million a year to 1,200 nonprofits around the state.