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Vermont Crowdfunding Sites Launched
Monday, 04/01/13
By Steve Zind
As the popularity of crowdfunding grows, Vermont versions of Kickstarter are cropping up in an effort to attract support for a variety of causes.
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Reports Paint Different Pictures Of Affordable Housing
Wednesday, 03/13/13
By Steve Zind
Two different reports out this week paint two very different pictures of affordable housing.  One says housing is more affordable for families than it's been for 25 years. The other says housing is unaffordable for many Vermonters. 
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Demand For Specialty Food Prompts New Food Processing Centers
Tuesday, 03/12/13
By Steve Zind
The increasing number of Vermont specialty food producers - many of them farmers - is creating a demand for facilities where they can make their products. A new business in Chittenden County is the latest food processing center to come on line - and there are more in the planning stages.
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Vermont Country Store Plans Sustainable Growth
Monday, 02/25/13
By Steve Zind
This month, the Vermont Country Store announced the appointment of Chris Vickers as its new President and CEO. The appointment continues a tradition of appointing a non-family member as CEO of the 3rd generation business.
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Crowd-Funding Platforms Hope To Target Investors
Monday, 02/18/13
By Steve Zind
Crowdfunding has taken off. Kickstarter is the best known crowdfunding site, but there are hundreds of online platforms like it. They enable entrepreneurs, artists and others to pitch an idea for a project and collect donations to finance it. But the day is coming when crowdfunding will be targeted to investors as well as donors.  
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Popular Chamber Health Insurance Plan To End
Thursday, 02/07/13
By Steve Zind
A popular health insurance plan offered by Chambers Of Commerce is coming to an end and many local chambers are concerned that without the plan they may lose members.
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Cash For Gold Dealers Grapple With New Law
Monday, 02/04/13
By Steve Zind
State Police say last week's arrests in a case involving the theft of more than $200,000 worth of coins from an Alburgh home were the result of a recent law intended to help them track down stolen jewelry. But authorities say some of the area's cash for gold dealers are ignoring the law and making it easy for thieves to sell stolen jewelry.
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More Jobs Predicted In NEK Economic Development Project
Thursday, 12/06/12
By Charlotte Albright
The  Korean company planning to build a bio-tech facility in Newport is now likely to create 450 permanent and 50 seasonal jobs, double the number proposed in September.
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State Revenues Keep Pace In Sluggish Recovery
Thursday, 11/29/12
By John Dillon
Despite a slow national economic recovery, Vermont's revenues are coming in on target with projections. But according to a state economist revenues aren't expected to grow much either.
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Green Mountain Coffee Shares Surge On Earnings Report
Wednesday, 11/28/12
By Steve Zind
Green Mountain Coffee Roasters shares gained ground late Tuesday and into Wednesday on the heels of a fiscal fourth quarter performance that far exceeded expectations.
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Hard Economic Times Bring Uncertain Future For Vermont Couple
Friday, 07/13/12
By Steve Zind
Steve and Anne Marie Havel thought they were in heaven when they moved to Vermont 10 years ago. They liked the state's politics, the rural lifestyle, the environmental ethic, all the alternative ways in which people make a living; practically everything about the state appealed to them. Now, on the 10th anniversary of their move, the Havels are questioning the wisdom of some of their choices.  They weren't prepared for how hard it would be to get by.
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Economists Say Recovery Will Come, Just Not Yet
Wednesday, 01/18/12
By Bob Kinzel
A new economic report says it's going to take another six months before Vermont's economy shows solid signs of a recovery. But the report predicts that recovery will come because of several positive economic indicators.
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What Economic Recovery?
Thursday, 06/30/11
By Jane Lindholm
By some analysis, Vermont is among the states enjoying the strongest economic recovery. But what factors go into that data, and does it make a difference to how people feel about their economic security?
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Vermont Construction Industry Has Fallen
Friday, 07/09/10
By John Dillon
Construction jobs in Vermont have fallen sharply over the last year. And an economist for the construction industry does not expect much improvement until next year
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Burlington Company To Double Its Workforce
Friday, 04/23/10
By Ross Sneyd
A Burlington software company will stay in Vermont and double the size of its work force. Dealer.com had considered moving to California.
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