Economic Development

WILMINGTON - An ongoing issue with signage, chamber of commerce health insurance, and a pause in the process for trails work in Wilmington were topics of discussion at a meeting of the bi-town economic development committee on Thursday, May 2. The meeting also included a brief update about the...
DOVER - At the Dover Selectboard’s meeting on Tuesday, new Dover resident Thomas Hoskins told the board that he is in the process of developing a TV show that will headquarter its production in Dover. Hoskins’ plan is to eventually construct a 5,000-square-foot television studio in the town. ...
WILMINGTON - At a meeting of the Bi-town Economic Development Committee on Thursday, April 4, Southern Vermont Deerfield Valley Chamber of Commerce Executive Director Eric Durocher said the bi-town marketing committee is moving forward with its summer marketing initiative. 
“We’ve chosen...
Officials in Wilmington hope a tax policy change will spur investment in the village.
Officials in Wilmington hope a tax policy change will spur investment in the village.
WILMINGTON- Selectboard members discussed an update to their tax stabilization policy at their regular meeting on Tuesday, April 2.  
A tax stabilization program allows towns to enter into a contract with developers to phase in property tax increases that result from property improvements...
WILMINGTON - At the bi-town economic development committee’s meeting on Thursday, April 4, committee members discussed Airbnb and other short-term rentals and their impact on the local economy. 
The topic came up when committee member Adam Grinold, who is the executive director of the...
DOVER - On Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard approved a motion to hire Weston & Sampson and their partner Morton Trails to complete the town’s trails and recreational venue plan. 
According to its website, Weston & Sampson “provides interdisciplinary services including environmental,...
BDCC director Adam Grinold, center, leads a discussion at the 2018 Southern Vermont Economy Summit, held in May at the Grand Summit Lodge at Mount Snow.
DOVER - At its meeting on Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard declined to sponsor a reception at the third annual Southern Vermont Economy Summit. Much of the conversation leading up to failure of a motion to fund the request centered around a too-short timeline between the funding request and the...
WILMINGTON - At a meeting of the bi-town economic development committee on Thursday, March 7, Wilmington Selectboard chair Tom Fitzgerald updated the committee about his work chairing the District 2 Environmental Commission. The update led to a discussion in which several members of the committee...
DOVER - Budgets and most appropriations passed without much fanfare at Tuesday’s Town Meeting. Two items generated the most discussion: whether to offset the taxes of the town’s only movie theater, and whether to implement a tax stabilization program for commercial and industrial properties. The...
DEERFIELD VALLEY- Town Meeting voters in Readsboro and Whitingham will be asked to fund an economic development project proposed by local historian James Dassatti. 
Dassatti petitioned to add Article 19 on Readsboro’s Town Meeting warning, asking voters to raise and appropriate $3,000 to...

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