The Vermont Economy

VPR's Steve Zind

VPR senior reporter Steve Zind focuses on the Vermont economy and its impact on our lives. Follow Steve Zind on Twitter, post comments on the stories, and let Steve know what local economy stories you think VPR should cover.

An artists’ cooperative gallery is facing closure in Enosburg Falls because of declining membership.

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Most of us start to draw at a young age and it can be an important skill especially in math and science. 

However, for people who are blind, getting that early exposure to drawing is difficult. A Burlington company called E.A.S.Y. is working to change that by giving the blind much needed tools to draw. 

More than 100 community members in Burlington who were at risk of losing their homes earlier this fall have found an innovative way to keep them.

The developer planning a large mixed-use project at the Randolph exit of I-89 will meet with the environmental groups opposing the plan to try to reach a compromise.

Vermont’s monthly unemployment rate remained at a seasonally adjusted  3.7 percent in October, matching the revised September rate.

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A Brattleboro company that was talking about moving to New Hampshire to expand will receive $1 million from the state of Vermont to encourage it instead to stay.

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The Two Rivers-Ottauquechee Regional Commission (TRORC) is questioning whether a major development planned for Exit 4 on I-89 conforms with the area's regional plan." 


FairPoint Communications says DSL broadband customers in portions of 11 Vermont towns have access to higher speeds as a result of recent upgrades by the company.

Keurig Green Mountain stock was down and then up Wednesday, dropping in anticipation of the company’s quarterly earnings report, then moving sharply up after the market closed on word that earnings surpassed analysts’ expectations.

But overall the company’s 2015 revenue picture is marked by declines in sales and revenues. 

Scott Milne

Former gubernatorial candidate and travel business owner Scott Milne has won a court battle in his attempt to develop a large parcel of land in Quechee on Route 4. Opponents say the mixed use project would snarl traffic and cause sprawl, but Milne says that part of the 167-acre property is ideal for offices, retail, and residences.