UPDATED | Action Alert | Round Up of Key Chemical Bills

Four major bills addressing chemical regulatory issues of interest to Vermont manufacturers are currently or soon to be under review in House committees following action in the Senate.  Members are strongly encouraged to familiarize themselves with these bills and to contact us at info@aivt.org for more updates and information about options for engaging with legislators. […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering February 2019. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for February was 2.4%. This reflects a decrease of one-tenth of one percentage point from the revised January rate. The current estimate of 8,436 unemployed Vermonters is the […]

Budget Address

The following is the Governor’s press release and link to the full text for his budget address: Governor Phil Scott Delivers Balanced Budget Without Raising Taxes or Fees for Second Consecutive Year 23 January 2018 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott delivered his budget address Tuesday, reaffirming his commitment to fiscal responsibility and ensuring the […]

State of the State

The following is the press release and link to the full text for the Governor’s State of the State Address: GOVERNOR PHIL SCOTT SETS AGENDA FOCUSED ON ECONOMIC GROWTH AND AFFORDABILITY IN STATE OF THE STATE 04 January 2018 Montpelier, Vt. – Governor Phil Scott delivered the 2018 State of the State address Thursday, highlighting […]

Member Contribution | Tech Trends | Facing an IT Audit? Don’t Panic.

The following is provided by John Burton, President of AIV member NPI, a technology management company located in South Burlington. For more information, call (800) 639-6091, or go to www.npi.net.     IT audits are one of many tools to help manage risk and identify areas of your business that are not only open to vulnerabilities […]

Reminder | Comments on NAFTA Negotiations Due Monday, June 12

On May 18, the Trump Administration formally notified Congress of its intent to renegotiate NAFTA. As provided by the Bipartisan Congressional Trade Priorities and Accountability Act of 2015, this notification triggers a 90-day period before negotiations with Canada and Mexico can begin. As part of the 90-day process — and in an effort to hear […]

Vermont Labor Market

The Vermont Department of Labor recently released data on the Vermont economy for the time period covering December 2018. According to household data, the seasonally-adjusted statewide unemployment rate for December was 2.7%. This reflects no change from the revised November rate. Embedded in this calculation is the monthly estimate of the Vermont labor force which […]