Vermonters looking to get a better understanding of how their businesses can handle complex political, economic and sociological trends got their chance at a workshop held last week at the Delta Hotel.
According to the White House Council of Economic Advisors and the Bureau of Labor Statistics, America’s lowest-wage workers have experienced the sharpest wage hikes since the TCJA — with nominal wage increases of an astonishing 8.9 percent.
Gov. Phil Scott and other state leaders made a stop at Anderson Equipment on Wednesday to discuss a program aimed at increasing safety and lowering workers’ compensation rates for the logging industry.
Vermont eagerly joined the program designating 25 opportunity zones from Southern Vermont to the Northeast Kingdom, representing 85,000 Vermonters. In fact, we’re starting to see the tangible benefits of this crucial tax relief program.
It has taken nearly 50 years for the hippie conquistadores to seed their Bohemian denizens in Bernieland. After a failed effort in the late 1990s to “Take Back Vermont,” the real first great test is brewing. The “new majority” will indeed be fragmented, then dispersed, as the indigenous Green Mountain population is woke.
Recent data about the low employment rate in the Green Mountain State is a good reason why many state boosters are bullish about the future. Yet, just like with Vermont’s undependable weather, if you happen to like the state’s current employment data — well, just wait a minute.
Few people in Vermont were in a better position to know what our politicians are doing and not doing to stop our demographic slide than these two young men. They took that knowledge, gauged their future, and left for states that are doing things very differently.
Hong Kong is Vermont’s second largest export market for goods, according to the Office of the U.S. Trade Representative. It is also troubled with political unrest and the U.S./China trade war.
Chet Greenwood of Ethan Allen Manufacturing and Anya Tynio of the Newport Daily Express join us to discuss jobs and revitalizing the economy of the Northeast Kingdom.
Millennials living here can’t fully appreciate an education system and a more knowledgeable citizenry unless Vermont’s affordability improves. Millennials from other states are even more sensitive to such considerations.
Vermont may be a nice place to take summer vacations and ski trips, but it’s not a great place to start a business according to yet another economic study.