For over four decades, the Vermont Economic Development Authority has partnered with Vermont banks and other lenders to provide low-interest loans to Vermont businesses and farms, both large and small. Our loan officers have a combined total of over 150 years of lending experience. At VEDA, we understand an entrepreneur's excitement in starting a new business, and/or a business owner's concerns in expanding an existing one. Since 1974, VEDA has provided over $2.288 billion in financial assistance to Vermont businesses and farms. Our programs have contributed to the creation of tens of thousands of jobs, helping Vermont's economy grow and prosper.