For immediate release: Sarah Lang; Southern Vermont Economy Project Manager, Brattleboro Development Credit Corporation [email protected] 802-257-7731 ext. 222
Fostering conditions for local and regional economic growth in Southern Vermont municipalities
The BDCC, SeVEDS and the Southern Vermont Economy Project, are inviting Deerfield Valley town administrators, select board members, planning commissions, water and fire districts and local community members to attend a discussion on municipal economic development tools Wednesday, March 29th, from 4-6pm, at the Dover Town Hall (adjacent to the Dover Free Library).
The panel discussion, “Fostering conditions for local and regional economic growth in municipalities,” will provide municipalities and community members with an understanding of what tools are available for municipal support. Know who, when, and how to approach issues effecting current and future projects and what about CDBG, TIFs, taxes, village and downtown, bridges and water? The following representatives will be on hand to share technical expertise, programmatic information and legislative updates:
- Katie Buckley, ACCD – CDBC, Village & Downtown Tax Credits
- Jon Michael Muise, USDA-RD VT/NH – Funding & Service
- Chris Saunders, Sen. Leahy office – Federal Updates, Blueprint Proposal, EDA
- Susan McMahon, WRC – WRC Resources and services
- Adam Grinold, BDCC – BDCC & SeVEDs
- T. Brown, BDCC/Windham County Economic Development Program (WCEDP)
This panel discussion is being coordinated as a part of the Southern VT Economy Project. A program of the BDCC & SeVEDS, the Southern VT Economy Project is looking to coordinate useful conversations that will help towns learn and apply tools to increase their economic development capacity. The Dover event is a pilot presentation intended to be replicated for other Southern Vermont communities in the future.