VT DED – Vermont Dept. of Economic Development – http://www.thinkvermont.com The State of Vermont’s Resource for businesses including links and information on the Vermont Training Program and the Vermont Economic Progress Council for business tax and training incentives.
VEDA – Vermont Economic Development Authority – http://www.veda.org Providing financing for start-up and existing businesses in the State of Vermont with low interest loans.
VMEC – Vermont Manufacturing Extension Center – http://www.vmec.org Providing training programs for Vermont’s small and large businesses.
VtSBDC –VT Small Business Development Center – http://www.vtsbdc.org See more information below on CVEDC’s specific VtSBDC Central Vermont Advisor, Charlie Ininger or visit their website above for Statewide programs and educational opportunities.
Vermont Chamber of Commerce – http://www.vtchamber.com For information on Vermont’s business programs and services.
Community Capital of Vermont – http://www.communitycapitalvt.org A statewide financing resource for small business and lower income entrepreneurs.
Efficiency Vermont – http://www.efficiencyvermont.com Helping Vermonters save money and energy by making smart energy choices and efficiency improvements in their homes and businesses.
Capstone – http://www.capstonevt.org/ Capstone provides comprehensive services to help people achieve economic well-being with dignity and develops partnerships to strengthen Vermont communities. Their commitment is to alleviate the suffering caused by poverty, to work with individuals and families to move out of poverty, and to advocate for economic justice for all Vermonters.
Regional Profile / Infrastructure
Vermont State Agency of Commerce & Community Development www.thinkvermont.com
Vermont Dept. of Labor www.labor.vermont.gov
Vermont Department of Taxes www.state.vt.us/tax/index.shtml
Vermont Agency of Transportation http://vtrans.vermont.gov/
Vermont Telecommunications http://www.telecomvt.org/
Central Vermont Colleges & Universities
Central Vermont Regional Planning Commission – http://www.centralvtplanning.org
Central Vermont Chamber of Commerce – http://www.central-vt.com
Central Vermont VtSBDC
The Vermont Small Business Development Center (VtSBDC) is a FREE & confidential Statewide program dedicated to helping both new businesses get started and existing businesses to succeed.
There are 12 Small Business Development Centers located throughout Vermont, all co-located with Regional Development Corporation (RDC) offices. Statewide Start Your Own Business Programs are available in each region including Central Vermont.
Charley Ininger is the VtSBDC Area Business Advisor for Central Vermont, representing all of Washington County and three towns in Orange County. He works out of the Central Vermont Economic Development Corporation office, with hours of 8:00 AM – 4:30 PM, Monday-Friday. Contact us for a free confidential appointment. 802-223-4654