Vermont Business Magazine Seven communities around Vermont were announced on Tuesday as the inaugural winners of Main Street Grants (link is external), a program the National Life Group Foundation (link is external) created in partnership with the Vermont Community Foundation (link is external).
"In a small volunteer organization, where folks can get frustrated and begin to feel burned out, having our project discussions in an environment like the Lake House turned out to be very important..."
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A group of West Windsor residents have organized and are raising money to buy the shuttered Brownsville General Store and reopen the business to serve the community.
"When you think about Vermont's economic destiny, do you first think about a crumbling old barn? Probably not. But Paul Bruhn does. “Vermont is really defined by its historic resources, its downtowns and village centers, the barns that dot the countryside – these define Vermont's character and are a very much part of Vermont's brand..."
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Vermont's villages are facing serious challenges from big box stores, online retailers and rising rent bills. Vermont Edition looks at how downtown businesses around the state are changing to meet those demands.
"There's a lot of traffic through our downtown, but there's not a lot of people stopping to sort of get out and look around," she says. "And so, what we want to do is create like a corridor where people are like, 'Wow, look at this cool, funky town. Let's stop.'"
Bennington College will be taking over ownership of the Robert Frost Stone House Museum in Shaftsbury.
Governor Phil Scott today announced the allocation of $2.7 million in state tax incentives for 22 projects, supporting more than $53 million in downtown and village center construction and rehabilitation efforts.