Vermont Businesses Call on Legislature to Increase Funding for Economic Relief Grants

WHAT:  Vermont business owners will hold a virtual press conference on Wednesday, May 5, to brief the Vermont press on the unprecedented economic struggle they continue to face due to the COVID-19 pandemic and the need for increased state aid. The estimated unmet need of Vermont businesses has been calculated at around $500 million, yet the Senate has proposed to appropriate only $20 million for economic relief grants. The amount of unmet need far exceeds this proposed funding and businesses will need additional support to stay afloat and recover from the pandemic’s economic devastation. The press is invited to ask questions after the briefing.

WHEN: Wednesday, May 5, 2021 at 11:30 am.

WHERE: Zoom meeting:

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