For middle-aged and older Vermonters, a higher minimum wage or a family leave program does not have the same benefit as lower taxes and a lower cost of living.
My father, a haberdasher, owned a small, narrow store on Broad Street in the New Jersey town where I spent my childhood.
There are not enough young people willing or able to enter into the apprenticeship programs required to become master electricians, plumbers, carpenters and welders.
One thing is very clear: to achieve this economic future we cannot rely solely on new state policy mandated from the top down.
News Release — Main Street Alliance June 8, 2017 Contact: Kaycie Miltenberger [email protected] 802-585-6242 Green Mountain Secure Retirement: A Boost to Vermont’s Small Business Economy WHITE RIVER JUNCTION, VT – Vermont Governor Phil Scott signed a bill into law that creates a state-administered public retirement program (S.135). The law sets up a multiple employer program […]
A new data analysis ranks Vermont the 10th “best” state, based largely on some big-ticket items: public safety, health care and education.
It did not take long for banks to realize that a lot of money could be made with being the middleman in everyday transactions with debit and credit cards.
People born in 1950 and subsequent generations have experienced a steady decline in the percentage of those who were economically better off than their parents.
Vermont Businesses for Social Responsibility says each dollar spent at a locally owned store puts 45 cents into the local economy. Welch and others said buying local also benefits shoppers.
News Release — Vermont Business Roundtable November 17, 2016 Contacts: Lisa Ventriss, President, Vermont Business Roundtable (802) 865-0410 [email protected] Jeffrey Carr, President, Economic & Policy Resources (800) 765-1377 [email protected] (South Burlington, Vt.) Today, Lisa Ventriss, President of Vermont Business Roundtable (VBR) and Jeffrey Carr, President, Economic & Policy Resources (EPR), announced the Q4 2016 outlook […]
Scott said he was not completely surprised by the election of Donald Trump as president and vowed to work with him.
There will be another recession in Vermont’s future and rather than prepare for it, our Statehouse leaders have created a state government spending “bubble” that will certainly implode when the next recession hits.
Realizing that life, liberty and the pursuit of happiness with inadequate resources are not possible, for us not to legislate a living income for all Vermonters is political negligence.
News Release — Vermonters for a New Economy Oct. 3, 2016 Contact: [email protected] George Lakey will be coming to Vermont between October 11th and 17th to talk about his landmark book, “Viking Economics — How the Scandanvians Got It Right — and How We Can, Too,” about the Scandanavian economies. The book describes how the […]