Accel-VT to graduate first climate economy business cohort

Accel-VT to graduate first climate economy business cohort

February 6, 2018By Rachel CarterPress Releases

Eight climate change innovation entrepreneurs participate in business accelerator to help solve distributed energy challenges with the electric grid while honing business models for success in the marketplace Burlington, Vt. – Eight entrepreneurial start-up companies will convene next week at Burlington Electric Department’s Spark Space for the final “sprint” of Accel-VT—a business accelerator providing support, … Read More

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund expands business assistance services

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund expands business assistance services

January 31, 2018By Rachel CarterPress Releases

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund’s economic development approach packaged in a suite of client services, directed by Geoff Robertson The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund, a nonprofit organization focused on sustainable economic development, announces the expansion of its suite of services for clients from private sector businesses in the early and growth stages of development. Services have … Read More

Vermont Forest Industry Photography Request for Proposal

Vermont Forest Industry Photography Request for Proposal

January 17, 2018By Rachel CarterOther News

The Vermont Forest Products Program at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund seeks photography proposals to update the library of images and video clips that effectively tell the story of the people, places and products that represent the state’s healthy and sustainable forests and their economic and cultural value to Vermont.   ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW The Vermont … Read More

Vermont Forest Industry Promotion Request for Proposal

Vermont Forest Industry Promotion Request for Proposal

January 4, 2018By Rachel CarterOther News

The Vermont Forest Products Program at the Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund seeks public relations proposals to raise the profile of the broad, diverse forest products industry among Vermonters and visitors from across New England.   ORGANIZATION OVERVIEW The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is a non-profit organization committed to nurturing the sustainable development of Vermont’s economy. … Read More

Workforce development and business succession necessary for continued growth in Vermont’s food system

Workforce development and business succession necessary for continued growth in Vermont’s food system

November 2, 2017By Rachel CarterPress Releases

Over 270 members of the Vermont Farm to Plate Network convened October 26-27, 2017 at the 7th annual Farm to Plate Network Gathering in Killington to address workforce development and business succession challenges in Vermont’s farm and food economy. Comprised of food producers, farmers, food system businesses, nonprofit organizations, educational institutions, capital providers, and government … Read More

Vermont seizes climate change economic growth and resource renewal opportunities

Vermont seizes climate change economic growth and resource renewal opportunities

September 19, 2017By Rachel CarterPress Releases

As national environmental protections are deregulated and challenges presented by climate change become more widely recognized, Vermont positions itself as the state where climate change and resource renewal can spark business growth and economic development. A national climate economy innovation summit held in early September in Burlington, Vermont welcomed entrepreneurs from across North America interested … Read More

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Environmental Policy

Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund Environmental Policy

August 15, 2017By Rachel CarterOther News

The Vermont Sustainable Jobs Fund is committed to protecting the environment, the health and safety of our employees, and the community in which we conduct our business. It is our policy to seek continual improvement throughout our business operations to lessen our impact on the local and global environment by conserving energy, water, and other … Read More

Rooted in Vermont: Uniting all Vermonters around Local Food

Rooted in Vermont: Uniting all Vermonters around Local Food

June 28, 2017By Rachel CarterPress Releases

Vermonters were farming, gardening, fishing, and hunting long before there were craft beers and gourmet burgers. Traditions like gardening, hunting, fishing, and foraging are as core to Vermont’s local food movement as purchasing local food from farmers, restaurants, schools, and stores. Rooted in Vermont is a grassroots movement that empowers all Vermonters to be a … Read More

New leadership announced at Vermont Farm to Plate

New leadership announced at Vermont Farm to Plate

April 25, 2017By Rachel CarterPress Releases

Vermont’s Farm to Plate food system plan to increase economic development and jobs in Vermont’s farm and food sector and improve access to healthy local food for all Vermonters is currently in its sixth year of implementation. Jake Claro has been named the Farm to Plate Director and will be responsible for providing facilitative leadership … Read More