Chemical Regulations for Vermont Manufacturers and Distributors

Several chemical issues will continue to face Vermont manufacturers and distributors as we enter the new year and legislative session.  Vermont regulations and new legislation are currently being implemented and debated, and new proposals are looming in the near future.  The following is a brief overview of key issues and developments – we strongly encourage […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor has released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering November 2023. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for November was 2.1%. This reflects an increase of one-tenth of one percentage point from the prior month’s revised estimate. The civilian labor force participation rate was […]

Employee Retention Credit Voluntary Disclosure Program

As part of an ongoing initiative aimed at combating dubious Employee Retention Credit (ERC) claims, the Internal Revenue Service has launched a new Voluntary Disclosure Program to help businesses who want to pay back the money they received after filing ERC claims in error. The new disclosure program, which has been in the works for […]

SBA Economic Injury Loans

The opportunity to apply for an SBA loan for physical damage from July’s flood has passed, but SBA Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) are still available. May 6, 2024 is the EIDL filing deadline for businesses and nonprofits in all of Vermont’s 14 counties that cannot meet financial obligations because of the flood. If you […]

Second Chance Toolkit

The following is provided in cooperation with AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM and the Manufacturing Institute With workforce consistently cited (click here for NAM’s Manufacturers’ Outlook Survey: Third Quarter 2023) as the top challenge facing manufacturers; the Manufacturing Institute is leading the way in developing solutions to attract untapped sources of talent to […]

Trade Updates | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N Deringer Panama and Suez Canals Update: Hardships predicted in the upcoming New Year We have received more updates regarding the conditions in the Panama and Suez Canals. Additional carriers have announced a temporary halt of services in the Red Sea and Suez Canal. Furthermore, the ongoing challenges […]

Webinar Series | Beyond the Buzzwords: Weaving the Digital Thread through your Digitalization Journey

The following is provided by AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM As manufacturers enter the new era of American industry, explore how the digital transformation impacts business from the lens of AI, flexibility, competitiveness and more. Presented in partnership with Siemens, this four-part series dives into the “why” behind digital transformation for manufacturing business […]

Trade Updates | Member Contribution

The following is provided by AIV member A.N Deringer Conditions in the Panama and Suez Canals: May drive more US-bound cargo ships from Asia to West Coast ports The Panama Canal is currently under drought restriction, which has caused an implementation of surcharges which has increased pricing on Asia–US East Coast routings by several hundred […]