Economic Development

WILMINGTON- Christina Haskins from the Dufresne Group came to Wilmington on Tuesday to meet with community members about the proposed North Main Street project. The project is still in the conceptual design phase and the purpose of this meeting was to get local input on the project. 
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Eric Durocher, left, handed an oversized check for $20,000 to Tori Welch and Tobin Twelves at Thursday’s final event of the business plan competition. Tyler Lederer
DOVER - Tobin Twelves and Tori Welch were announced as the winners of the Dover Launch business plan competition at an event last Thursday held at Mount Snow’s Carinthia base lodge. The couple received the $20,000 grand prize for their plan for the Dover Lounge, an indoor golf and multisport...

Advocates say house sharing can be a way for seniors to stay in their homes longer. File photo
DOVER - Susan Rand, of Dover, is working to spread the word about house sharing, a potential pathway to expanding the availability of affordable housing in the valley. Rand serves on a subcommittee of the Bi-Town Economic Development Committee dedicated to expanding affordable options and has...
DOVER- Selectboard members reappointed town officers and approved more than a dozen business grants at their regular meeting Tuesday.  The board also gave the go-ahead for a proposal from the economic development department to hold a business plan competition with an award of $20,000.
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WINDHAM COUNTY - On Friday, May 14, the Southern Vermont Economy Summit hosted a panel titled “How New People Generate New Opportunities for Our Communities.” During it, local leaders evaluated the matter from three perspectives — schools, municipalities, and chambers of commerce. The panel...
DOVER- Selectboard members dealt with more plumbing problems at the Dover Police Station and an ongoing issue of contaminated water at the Dover Free Library/Kids in the Country building, and got an update on economic development efforts at their regular meeting Tuesday evening.
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Whitingham residents Johanna and John Robohm questioned salary increases and other budget line items at Wednesday evening's informational meeting.
WHITINGHAM- Selectboard members held a Town Meeting informational session during their regular meeting Wednesday evening.  Several voters were on the Zoom portion of the hybrid meeting, and voter Johanna Robohm asked the first question of board members. She questioned a 14% increase in the town...

The Dover Selectboard met by Zoom on Tuesday
DOVER-  Economic development issues topped discussions at Tuesday evening’s regular selectboard meeting.  
Economic Development Assistant Director Shannon Wheeler told the board about her attempts to track down a direct supplier for a replacement of a broken Valley Trail light.  The broken...
DOVER - At its virtual meeting on Tuesday, the Dover Selectboard heard from an attorney who hopes the town will join a class action lawsuit regarding polyfluoroalkyl substances (PFAS) in water. In addition, the board agreed to join the Wilmington Works Christmas shopping initiative, Eat Sleep...
WILMINGTON - The bi-town economic development group, comprising members from Dover and Wilmington, met on Thursday, October 1, for its regularly-scheduled meeting. The group discussed marketing and economic resiliency efforts underway in the valley and the uncertain future of the Southern Vermont...

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