Governor Scott Acts on Temporary Regulatory Relief to Expedite Response and Rebuilding

Governor Phil Scott today signed an addendum (click here) to his Emergency Declaration (click here), which directs state agencies and departments to provide specific and temporary regulatory relief to expedite the state’s response to damage resulting from the severe storms continuing to impact the state. Under authority provided by the state of emergency, the Governor […]

Clean Heat Standard Bill, Increasing Costs for Heating and Industrial and Commercial Processing Fuel, Passes House

The House Friday voted for final passage of S.5, requiring the development of a Clean Heat Standard program and related rules and regulations for review by the Legislature for approval of implementation in 2025.  For a review of the bill and related concerns, especially fuel cost impacts for manufacturers and other commercial and industrial customers, […]

Clean Heat Standard Legislation Advances, Cost Risks for Manufacturers and Other Customers Not Addressed

The House Environment and Energy Committee Thursday passed out S.5, which would create a Clean Heat Standard program, developed by the Public Utility Commission by 2025, under which fossil fuel sellers (those who initially own the fuel imported into Vermont for sale) would have to purchase tradable credits in order to sell non-highway transportation fuels.  […]

Registration Open for HTS/Schedule B Classification Training for Exporters

Businesses seeking to better understand how to use the Harmonized Tarriff System (HTS) for imports and the Schedule B listing for exports won’t want to miss the next export training webinar on Tuesday, February 7, 10:00 am to 12:00 pm. Trainer Mike Allocca of Allocca Enterprises (click here) will explain the General Rules of Interpretation […]

Agricultural and Forestry Trade Show Assistance | January 31 Deadlines

Trade Show Assistance Grants  Agricultural and forestry businesses may apply for up to $5,000 to help mitigate the financial risks associated with exhibiting at trade shows and network with wholesale buyers. Funds may reimburse up to 50% of costs related to exhibiting and selling products at out-of-state trade shows or virtual shows targeting out-of-state buyers that […]

SBA Loan Clinic July 6

The Small Business Administration is hosting a free webinar at 12:00 on July 6 about its guaranteed loan programs. SBA guarantees loans making it easier for small businesses to get the funding by reducing lender risk. Funds can be used for most business purposes, including long-term fixed assets and operating capital. Amounts range from $500 […]

Workforce Training Grants Available to On-Board and Upskill Staff 

The Vermont Training Program (VTP) helps fund innovative solutions to today’s workforce challenges.  VTP grants can cover up to 50% of expenses related to training and up-skilling staff, including employee wages for time spent training on the job. Training can be on-site or through an outside provider and funds can even be used to establish […]

Export Grants Available to Increase International Sales and Marketing | State Trade Expansion Program

ACCD grant funding is available to help small businesses increase export sales by reaching international customers. Watch a video (click here) to learn how four Vermont companies have used the State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) to support their sales and marketing activities. Vermont exporters and potential exporters can benefit from leveraging activities such as participating in […]