The one silver lining in all of this: New Hampshire scored 49th. Yes, we finally did better than New Hampshire in one of these rankings.
There are hundreds of jobs in Vermont that do not require a college degree. Many economists agree that not everyone should have a college diploma, that many good-paying jobs in the trades pay more than what an average college graduate earns.
The Bureau of Labor Statistics released the June jobs report Friday, showing that the economy added 213,000 jobs in June, beating expert predictions, and signaling the booming economy is attracting more people back into the workforce.
Engineers anticipate an $840,000 price tag for upgrading municipal utilities infrastructure in the southern section of town to support Culture Made Vermont’s proposed dairy and nondairy beverage facility at the Exit One Industrial Park.
Wage growth can be thorny, if only because there’s no single way to measure it. Is it true that “wages are growing at the fastest rate since 2008”?
The Congressional Quarterly rankings are objective, reflecting hard data obtained from various sources. They suggest that there are areas that state government should look at to help to create a pro-business, pro-growth, pro-jobs economy.
This is a fundamental flaw in the Remote Worker Grant Program that offers to pay people $10,000 to move to Vermont and telecommute to jobs out of state. It actually devalues Vermont’s brand.
Vermont, fresh off the news that the state’s idea of fixing its legacy of opposition to business and economic growth is to pay people to stay there, now has at its disposal other states’ models for economic growth that actually seem to work.
The total master plan would be for 50 people to come to Vermont over three years. This plan is deceitful — this is not an economic plan. This chicanery is an ongoing theme in Montpelier.
Why should you “shop local”? There are hundreds of reasons to do so, but the most important reasons are that by shopping locally you are supporting the local economy. You are supporting local jobs. You are supporting investment in the community.
A potential overhaul of Act 250 has many Vermonters questioning the merits, failures and likely future changes of the state’s watershed land use law. Last week, an all-day event was held to find balance for Vermont’s communities, economy and environment.