Economic Development

DOVER - At the Dover Selectboard’s meeting on Tuesday, the board approved 13 out of 14 recommended recipients of the town’s “DO-IT” program. Funding for one potential recipient was withheld pending further research by economic development director Steve Neratko. 
The board set aside $55,...
DOVER - At the selectboard’s meeting on Tuesday, May 21, the board said it was open to hearing more about running a business grant program, which the town has already set aside funding for, through the Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation. 
The board also reviewed, but put off...
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...

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