Vermont recently ranked last in a survey of the Best Place to Start a Small Business in 2021, yet our state needs more entrepreneurship to grow jobs and economic prosperity—particularly in rural areas. Our latest brief shares three actions you can take today to help Vermont entrepreneurs succeed.
In these 3 clips (2-3 minutes each), hear:
Jean Hamilton, Director of ShiftMeals and Statewide Coordinator of Vermont Everyone Eats, explain the powerful impact of aligning economic development and poverty relief initiatives.
Holly Morehouse, Executive Director of Vermont Afterschool, highlight the unique role philanthropy can play in ensuring Vermont's youth have access to the resources they need this summer to begin healing from the pandemic.
Ted Brady, Executive Director of the Vermont League of Cities and Towns and Former Deputy Secretary of the Vermont Agency of Commerce and Community Development, explains how philanthropy helps to direct public funds and support innovative projects.