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VEDA Recognized for 2022 MVP Mental Health and Well-Being Innovation Award

Feb 17, 2022 3:55:41 PM

02/17/2022 - Montpelier, VT – The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA), has been selected as the recipient of the 2022 MVP Mental Health and Well-Being Innovation Award.  This award is resultant of VEDA's commitment to mental health and well-being as evaluated against the HERO workplace mental health and well-being emerging best practices report.  VEDA was among a select group of awardees who implemented successful mental health and well-being programs and strategies throughout the Covid-19 pandemic. 



About VEDA

The Vermont Economic Development Authority (VEDA) is Vermont’s economic development finance lender. Created by the Vermont General Assembly in 1974, VEDA’s mission is to contribute to Vermont’s economic vitality by providing a broad array of financing programs to eligible businesses that create jobs and help advance Vermont’s public policy goals.


VEDA offers a wide range of low-cost lending options for Vermont businesses and farms of all sizes, and the Authority’s lending solutions are customized to each borrower’s individual needs. Whether in the form of direct loans, tax-exempt bond issuance or loan guarantee support, VEDA’s innovative financing programs help ensure that Vermont businesses and farms have the capital they need to grow and succeed. VEDA most often lends in conjunction with banks and other financing partners, helping to stimulate economic development activity in Vermont.


Since inception, VEDA has provided over $2.5 billion in financing assistance to thousands of eligible Vermont entrepreneurs, manufacturers, small businesses, family farms, and agricultural enterprises.


VEDA has four offices throughout Vermont – in Montpelier, Burlington, Middlebury and St. Johnsbury. For more information about VEDA, visit or call (802) 828-5627.



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