This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web

Culture comes first for precision metal fab shop Laystrom Manufacturing.  The Fabricator 2/8 “Laystrom Manufacturing Co. is in the middle of a Chicago neighborhood, just blocks from the city’s hipster hangout in Bucktown. While the location is unique when compared to hundreds of competitors in the metropolitan area and the Midwest, the inside of the Laystrom facility looks like […]

New Legislation of Interest to Vermont Employers

The following are bills recently introduced that might be of interest to Vermont employers.  Text and other information about a bill’s status are available by clicking on the linked bill number.  Note that official statements of purpose might not fully reflect the purpose or effect of the bill.  If “SHORT FORM” is noted, the text […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

VT PTAC Webinars for February

The Vermont Procurement Technical Assistance Center (VT PTAC) is hosting the following seminars in February: The Quick Pitch – A Powerful Business Tool. February 10, 10:00 to 11:30 am.  Click here. Contacting the Contracting Officer. February 17, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm.  Click here. Creating your Own Capability Statement. February 23, 11:00 am to 12:30 […]

Free Business Course for Vermont Entrepreneurs

The Small Business Administration is accepting applications for the 2021 Vermont Emerging Leaders Program which will be held virtually and is slated to begin in the spring. Emerging Leaders is an intensive executive-level series intended to accelerate the growth of high-potential small businesses in America’s underserved cities and rural areas. During the course, small business […]

ACTION ALERT | Proposals Address Key Vermont Manufacturing Tax Priorities

The House Ways and Means Committee is considering two key areas of tax reform of importance to manufacturers.  The first is a carryover of proposals from last year to change the way corporate taxable income is apportioned to Vermont, which would benefit manufacturing.  The second is a new proposal from the Administration to expand the […]

This Week in Committees

The following are selected items on committee calendars for the coming week that might be of interest to members.  Schedules are subject to change.  If you would like more in­formation on any of these issues or others of interest to you, please do not hesitate to contact us at info@aivt.org.  You can also review full agendas […]

Feedback Needed | Opportunity to Address Issues with Vermont’s Machinery and Equipment Sales Tax Exemption

In reviewing the tax related proposals in the Administration’s budget proposal before the House Ways and Means Committee earlier this week, the Tax Department included a proposal to reform the criteria for applying Vermont’s sales tax exemption for manufacturing machinery and equipment. Currently Vermont’s statute (32 VSA §9741(14)) exempts from sales tax “machinery and equipment […]

Overview of New Presidential Executive Orders Impacting Employers

The new Administration has issued numerous executive orders  addressing COVID-19, racial and gender equality, climate issues, the economy, immigration, and other issues. The following are a few key orders of particular interest to manufacturers and other employers: Protecting Worker Health and Safety (click here). This order instructs OSHA to update employer guidance on how to […]