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Economic Vitality & Sustainability

VBSR supports economic development policies that build on Vermont's strengths: our extraordinary workforce, high quality of life, beautiful open spaces and clean environment.  We believe healthy people, healthy communities, and a healthy environment are the foundations of a healthy economy.

VBSR Action

We continue to support initiatives, such as the Vermont Benefit Corporations legislation passed in 2010 was a direct result of VBSR advocacy, that build on Vermont's unique strengths such as our green brand and great quality of life. In 2009, VBSR advocated for the creation of the Vermont "Farm to Plate" Investment Program, that is currently being implemented through the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund. That program focuses on economic sustainability through the development of local food production. 

For More Information

VBSR Testimony to Senate Economic Development Economic Development Priorities- 2013


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Economic Vitality & Sustainability Position Papers

Testimony to House Commerce H. 852 Workforce Education and Training

February 20, 2014

VBSR Testimony to House General Committee, Re: Paid Leave

January 28, 2014

VBSR Testimony to Senate Economic Development Economic Development Priorities

January 9, 2014

VBSR Testimony to Senate Economic Development Re: H. 99- Equal Pay and Workplace Protections

April 16, 2013

VBSR Marijuana Reform Policy

Approved by the VBSR Board on April 7, 2013

VBSR Testimony to House Ag Committee: Labeling of GMO Food

February 13, 2013

VBSR Testimony-House Committee on General, Housing and Military Affairs

January 30, 2013

Testimony on S.217 - Benefit Corporations

April 5, 2012

Testimony to House Commerce re: Vermont Internship Program

February 16, 2011

Testimony to House Commerce re: Jobs Bill

February 11, 2011

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