Updates from the Vermont Department of Economic Development

Greetings! I hope you are all staying healthy and safe as we navigate our way through these unprecedented times. A big heartfelt thank you to all of the sacrifices continuing to be made by all of you during this time. ACCD continues to provide resources, guidance and technical assistance to help businesses move into our new reality. Here are three things that should be on your radar:

  • The Governor today announced Phase I of the Economic Relief and Recovery Package – https://accd.vermont.gov/covid-19/vermont-economic-recovery-and-relief-package. It now needs legislative approval before becoming reality. Please share your thoughts and stay tuned for our scheduled briefings on the plan at http://accd.vermont.gov.
  • We have provided a Restart Vermont resources page to use as a roadmap to a better, safer and healthier tomorrow for employers, employees and customers alike. This applies not only to those businesses affected by executive orders, but to all businesses as we enter new phases in Vermont’s COVID-19 response. Please check it out and reach out with your questions and comments. A big thank you to those of you who have already contributed their thoughts, plans and ideas to us as we formulate the reopening of business.
  • Please take note that the Northern Border Regional Commission application deadline has been extended to June 1, 2020.

Until next time,

Joan Goldstein

Commissioner, Department of Economic Development