Financing for Vermont Businesses and Farms

VEDA October Board Meeting

The VEDA Board of Directors will meet on Friday, October 28, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at the DoubleTree Hotel, 1117 Williston Road, South Burlington, VT.  The Board Meeting will be followed by VEDA's Annual Meeting Luncheon.   Read More

Financing the Working Landscape

VACC is a sponsor of the Financing the Working Landscape conference being held Saturday, October 22nd at Lake Regional Union High School in Orleans. The free conference is being hosted by the Northeastern Vermont Development Association and the The Center for an Agricultural Economy. Learn more here: Read More

Vermont Farm to Plate Network Gathering

VACC will be attending the 6th Annual Vermont Farm to Plate Network Gathering at the Killington Grand Resort on October 20 and 21. VEDA and VACC are participants in and supporters of Vermont Farm to Plate work. Learn more here: Read More


Director of Operations Cassie Polhemus to Assume COO Position

Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) has announced two key management changes. Long-time Chief Operating Officer (COO) Steve Greenfield will retire at the end of 2016 and current Director of Operations, Cassie Polhemus, will assume the COO position.

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Renewable Energy Vermont 2016 Conference

VEDA is a sponsor of the 2016 Renewable Energy Vermont conference being held October 13 and 14 at the Sheraton Burlington Hotel and Conference Center. VEDA has financed 62 solar projects in Vermont as of September 2016. Learn more about VEDA's commercial energy financing program here: Learn more about the conference here: Read More

Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) Announces New Loan Pilot Programs

The Working Lands Enterprise Board (WLEB) has announced the creation of two innovative new loan pilots in partnership with VEDA and the Vermont Community Loan Fund (VCLF) to support working lands entrepreneurs and dairy farms that are transitioning to organic production. Learn more here. Read More

VEDA September 30, 2016 Board Meeting

The VEDA Board of Directors will meet on Friday, September 30, 2016 at 8:30 a.m. The meeting will be held at VEDA's offices at 58 East State Street, Montpelier, VT.  See agendas here.

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Manufactured in Vermont Trade Show

VEDA is a sponsor of the Manufactured in Vermont Trade Show, scheduled for tomorrow, September 21st, 2016, at the Champlain Valley Exposition. Learn more here: Read More

VEDA September 20, 2016 Board Meeting

The VEDA Board of Directors will meet telephonically on Tuesday, September 20, 2016 at 10:00 a.m.  View agenda.

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Learning Opportunity for Vermont Lenders and Community Development Officials

REGISTRATION IS OPEN to Vermont community bankers, community development experts, community development financial institutions (CDFIs) and community development partners for a September 21, 2016 free event in Montpelier entitled, "Financing Rural Small Business: Tools of the Trade." The event is co-sponsored by The Federal Reserve Bank of Boston in partnership with the Federal Home Loan Bank of Boston, the Office of the Comptroller of the Currency (OCC), Federal Deposit Insurance Corporation (FDIC), US Small Business Administration (SBA), USDA Rural Development and the Vermont Economic Development Authority.  Call or email David Robinson at USDA to reserve your space at this event:, 202-768-0586. Read More