Margolis: ‘Affordable’ Vermont? That would be Kentucky

A new data analysis ranks Vermont the 10th “best” state, based largely on some big-ticket items: public safety, health care and education.

John Bauer: Use cash, not cards

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.

Joseph Gainza: Together toward a greater American Dream

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.

Welch helps highlight ripple effect of local holiday shopping

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.

Vermont Business Roundtable and Economic & Policy Resources 4th Quarter 2016 Business Conditions Survey Results Show Neutral Outlook

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 […]

Gov.-elect vows to seek common ground while pursuing economic agenda

Scott said he was not completely surprised by the election of Donald Trump as president and vowed to work with him.

Tom Pelham: Bleeding edge vs. leading edge government

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.

John Moran: Now is the time for fairness for workers

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.

George Lakey to Speak in Vermont During New Economy Week

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 […]

VDP: Clean Energy Sector Glaringly Absent from Phil Scott’s Econ Plan

News Release — Vermont Democratic Party Sept. 20, 2016 Contact: Christina Amestoy, VDP Communications Director (802) 448-4239 [email protected] Burlington, VT Last Thursday, Phil Scott rolled out an economic plan riddled with holes. One of the most glaring omissions was that of policies supporting Vermont’s growing clean energy sector. When asked if he could elaborate to […]

Doug Hoffer: Facts matter — jobs and the economy

Let’s have a wide-ranging conversation about the economy, but let’s make sure it’s based on all the facts, not just those that tell one side of the story.

Vermont voters want politicians to fix the economy

Locals in the bellwether town of Bethel point to high property taxes as the biggest issue facing the state.

Affordable Housing, Substance Abuse Treatment, Economic Opportunity Top UVM Medical Center’s 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment

News Release — UVM Medical Center June 21, 2016 Contact: Michael Carrese (802) 847-2886 Highlights Three-year report created by UVM Medical Center with wide community input Findings will help guide resources to improve community health (Burlington, VT) The University of Vermont Medical Center released its 2016 Community Health Needs Assessment (CHNA) today, highlighting the issues […]

Margolis: Why ‘cure’ Vermont’s economy if it isn’t sick?

The common theme among the Vermont economy sourpusses is that taxes are too high and regulations too stringent, discouraging business expansion.