Defense Production Act Loan Program for Re-Shoring Domestic Production Open

A Presidential Executive Order signed on May 14, 2020 (click here) provides International Development Finance Corporation lending authority under the DPA to re-shore domestic production of strategic resources needed to respond to the COVID-19 crisis, and to strengthen any relevant domestic supply chains. The DFC has now posted background and application information for initiative (click […]

UPDATED | COVID-19 Resources and Information for Vermont Businesses

The following resources and information will continue to be updated as warranted.  If you are looking for any kind of resource or information that is not provided below, or if you have any questions or suggestions, please contact us at info@aivt.org. For this resource page on our website, click here. For the latest news and […]

Governor Phil Scott Highlights Measures to Help Support Workers, Families and Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

[Note:  Following Friday’s press conference, the Small Business Administration approved Vermont’s request to authorize relief loans, meaning small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans, offering up to $2 million in assistance per business.  See related post here.] From the Governors press conference today: At […]

SBA:  Economic Injury Disaster Loans Available to Vermont Small Businesses Impacted by COVID-19

Governor Phil Scott today announced Vermont small business owners suffering economic injury due the COVID-19 pandemic can apply for Small Business Administration (SBA) disaster loans, following a statewide disaster declaration. SBA’s Economic Injury Disaster Loans (EIDL) offer up to $2 million in assistance per business, providing economic support to overcome temporary loss of revenue. EIDLs […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of March 9

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 and also review full agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 24

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 and also review full agendas […]

The Week Ahead in Committee | Week of February 17

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 and also review full agendas […]

Feedback and Engagement Needed | Corporate Tax Reform:  Opportunities for Key AIV Priorities, Questions about Additional Changes

The Ways and Means Committee is considering legislation to make changes to how Vermont’s corporate income tax is calculated and apportioned.  Some of these changes would greatly benefit Vermont manufacturers and related businesses, while other possible changes raise uncertainties. Feedback and support from manufacturers will be critical in moving forward on the positive changes and […]