E.M.B.R.A.C.E. Grants Still Available

The Vermont Community Action Partnership and the Micro Business Development Program have come together to establish the Economic Micro Business Recovery Assistance for the COVID-19 Epidemic (E.M.B.R.A.C.E.) direct grant program to support the smallest Vermont micro businesses owned by an individual with a “household” income at or under 80% of state median “household” income. Grant […]

Upcoming VT Procurement Technical Assistance Center Webinars

Whether your business is new to government contracting or is a seasoned vendor, VT PTAC is offering a series of webinars over the next month featuring workshops and insights to help all businesses find pathways to government contracts. Visit the VT PTAC events page for a full listing of the upcoming webinars (click here).

Webinar Series on AI and Manufacturing

AIV’s national allies and partners at NAM are joining with Microsoft Manufacturing and AI leaders for a virtual AI Business School virtual series dedicated to thinking big about the critical role of artificial intelligence in Manufacturing. As organizations navigate through these unprecedented times, manufacturing and other large-scale processes are at a pivotal point for the […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of November 2

Unemployment Rate Hits 6.9% As Manufacturing Adds 38,000 Jobs.  IndustryWeek 11/6 “The U.S. jobs market continued to improve in October. The Department of Labor’s Bureau of Labor Statistics reported November 6 that the U.S. economy added 638,000 new nonfarm jobs and the unemployment rate fell a full percentage point to 6.9%. . . .” Micro […]

REMINDER | Expanded Economic Recovery Grant Application Closing

A reminder that the application window for businesses applying through ACCD closes on Monday, November 9. Visit the ACCD COVID-19 Recovery Resource Center (click here) for full details, eligibility requirements, how to apply, FAQs for businesses (click here), webinar recordings (click here) and translated fact sheets. The application window for those businesses applying through the […]

Expanded Economic Recovery Grants Announced

ACCD and the Department of Taxes will administer a new round of grants for businesses: Expanded Economic Recovery Grants (click here). The Department of Taxes application is open now through the myVTax portal (click here) until midnight on October 30. ACCD will be opening their application in the next week and the window to submit […]

Upcoming Webinars

AIV’s national partners and allies at NAM, the Manufacturing Leadership Council, and the Manufacturing Institute are hosting the following events that might be of interest: FAME Live: Providing interested companies, schools, and stakeholders an opportunity to preview elements of this apprenticeship program and learn how to partner on October 21 from 9:30 am to 12:30 […]

On the Wire | News and Analysis from the Web for the Week of October 12

Supply chain pros embrace AI for forecasting, inventory despite limitations during pandemic.  Supply Chain Dive 10/13 “Supply chain professionals are optimistic about the potential for artificial intelligence within their operations, but they have also struggled with the technology during the coronavirus pandemic, according to a survey from Secondmind, which develops machine-learning applications for businesses. . […]

Technical Assistance Programs Still Available

ACCD encourages all businesses to look into free technical assistance options now available through the Small Business Recovery Technical Assistance Program (click here). Business support remains available in a variety of areas being provided by the state’s 12 regional development corporations and other partners.

Reminder | PPP Forgiveness Webinars Tuesdays and Thursdays

As noted in the past, the SBA Vermont District Office hosts a free webinar from 11:30 am to 12:30 pm Tuesdays and Thursdays to discuss Paycheck Protection Program forgiveness and other changes. To streamline the PPP forgiveness process, a simpler forgiveness application for loans of $50,000 or less was recently released. More than 8,000 Vermont small […]