The Vermont Economy

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Konica Minolta Business Solutions, U.S.A has purchased South Burlington-based, SymQuest.

SymQuest was founded in 1996 and also has offices in Rutland, New Hampshire, New York and Maine. Company headquarters are split between Maine and Vermont. The company provides a variety of computer and network services for business.

Architerra / Boston Public Market

The state of Vermont has partnered with a Westminster farm to sell food at a new year-round market set to open in Boston next month. 

Harlow Farm will operate Harlow's Vermont Farmstand at the Boston Public Market, and will sell its own organic produce, in addition to dairy and maple products from around the state.

Darn Tough Socks

Gov. Peter Shumlin has put his signature on an economic development bill designed to provide incentives to both businesses and workers.

The bill signing ceremony took place at Darn Tough Socks in Northfield, which is planning a major expansion.

The City of Burlington and the popular ride service Uber continued to square off in an awkward dance this week – simultaneously working toward a future agreement and fighting each other’s current efforts in Burlington.

I love my home in Vermont, but I travel quite a bit and it’s always fascinating for me, even fun, to discover the many things elsewhere that we Vermonters are not, or don’t do. Here’s one of the latest from my recent travels - and it’s a whopper.

Advanced manufacturing fields like aerospace, biotechnology and defense are areas with great potential for our region. But a study commissioned by the New England Council also found some challenges.

Courtesy Designbook

Facebook sent a warning to a Burlington company last week suggesting that the company's name infringed on the social media giant's trademark.

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During the last legislative session, a group called Alliance for a Healthier Vermont pushed for an excise tax on sugar-sweetened beverages, like soda, that would raise an estimated $30 million for Vermont.

So some might call it a victory that lawmakers instead decided to apply the state's 6 percent sales tax to soda and candy. But advocates aren't convinced, and plan to continue to push for the excise tax.

Steve Zind / VPR

As the drummer for the Burlington band Waylon Speed, Justin Crowther has been making music for years. Now he’s planning to make music it in a different way: He’ll press vinyl records.

Chris Jensen / New Hampshire Public Radio

A resort developer who used to own ski areas in Vermont says he's confident that an ambitious project planned for New Hampshire's North Country will soon move forward.

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