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economic development http://addisonindependent.com/taxonomy/term/276/all en Business director: Middlebury to welcome several new businesses http://addisonindependent.com/201503middlebury-welcome-several-new-businesses <div class="image-attach-teaser image-attach-node-28973" style="width: 69px;"><a href="/201503middlebury-welcome-several-new-businesses"><img src="http://addisonindependent.com/files/images/JamieGaucher8918.thumbnail.jpg" alt="JamieGaucher8918.jpg" title="JamieGaucher8918.jpg" class="image image-thumbnail " width="69" height="100" /></a></div> <div class="field field-type-text field-field-cutline"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> JAMIE GAUCHER, DIRECTOR of the Middlebury Office of Business Development and Innovation, announced on Monday some new business activity in town. Gaucher is marking his second year on the job. Independent photo/Trent Campbell </div> </div> </div> <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> John Flowers </div> </div> </div> <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; After two years of dipping Middlebury&rsquo;s economic development hook in statewide and national waters, Jamie Gaucher is getting some nibbles and has even landed a couple of keepers.</p> <p> Gaucher, two years into what will be at least a five-year stint as the director of the Middlebury Office of Business Development &amp; Innovation, told participants at Monday&rsquo;s town meeting about several new, small businesses poised to settle in town, with others waiting in the wings.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28970">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503middlebury-welcome-several-new-businesses" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury business economic development Gaucher Middlebury Thu, 05 Mar 2015 14:38:45 +0000 Zach Despart 28970 at http://addisonindependent.com Opinion: Development is not the best use for Middlebury plot http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-development-not-best-use-middlebury-plot <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> David Andrews </div> </div> </div> <p align="left"> A year ago, there was lively discussion in Middlebury about the wisdom of turning over a piece of public real estate to Middlebury College in exchange for a contribution toward two new town buildings. Many in the community voiced concern about trading away a valuable public asset, the site of our present municipal building and gym.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/28928">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201503opinion-development-not-best-use-middlebury-plot" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion downtown economic development Middlebury Wed, 04 Mar 2015 22:02:06 +0000 Zach Despart 28928 at http://addisonindependent.com Community Forum: Alcohol awareness needs to start early http://addisonindependent.com/201306community-forum-alcohol-awareness-needs-start-early <div class="field field-type-content-taxonomy field-field-bylinetaxo"> <div class="field-items"> <div class="field-item odd"> <div class="field-label-inline-first"> By:&nbsp;</div> Beth Diamond </div> </div> </div> <p> <em>This week&rsquo;s writer is Beth Diamond, a regional resource specialist at Vermont 2-1-1 and a member of the Addison County Prevention Partnership.</em></p> <p> <span style="line-height: 20px;">Each year the National Council on Alcoholism and Drug Dependency (NCADD) sponsors National Alcohol Awareness Month to encourage local communities to focus on alcoholism and alcohol-related issues. This year, NCADD highlighted the important public health issue of underage drinking, a problem with devastating individual, family and community consequences.</span></p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/17306">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201306community-forum-alcohol-awareness-needs-start-early" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Opinion community forum economic development Thu, 06 Jun 2013 14:18:28 +0000 xian 17306 at http://addisonindependent.com Four local companies plow into 'economic gardening' http://addisonindependent.com/201208four-local-companies-plow-economic-gardening <p> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; While many local residents are reaping bountiful harvests of vegetables from their summer gardens, four area businesses are planting seeds for future economic growth thanks to a program launched by the Addison County Economic Development Corp. (ACEDC).</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/12739">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201208four-local-companies-plow-economic-gardening" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury ACEDC business economic development Featured Mon, 06 Aug 2012 16:30:22 +0000 John Flowers 12739 at http://addisonindependent.com Middlebury to vote on economic post http://addisonindependent.com/201110middlebury-vote-economic-post <p class="Bodycopy" style=""> MIDDLEBURY &mdash; Middlebury residents in March will be asked to tax themselves an extra $72,000 annually &mdash; a penny on the tax rate &mdash; for the next five years in order to help finance a new economic development director&rsquo;s (EDD) position designed to bring new, good paying jobs to town.</p> <h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/9682">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201110middlebury-vote-economic-post" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Middlebury economic development selectboard Thu, 27 Oct 2011 16:00:08 +0000 John Flowers 9682 at http://addisonindependent.com Shoreham takes aim at business growth http://addisonindependent.com/201102shoreham-takes-aim-business-growth <p> &nbsp;</p> <p> SHOREHAM &mdash; With its quaint town park, venerable historic buildings and sprawling farmland, it is easy to stereotype Shoreham as an idyllic rural hamlet.</p> <p> But that Rockwellian portrait belies a growing business community that is organizing itself to give Shoreham the added reputation as a destination for goods and services.</p> <p> The Shoreham Economic Development Committee (SEDC) hosted its first Business-to-Business meeting late last month, an event that drew more than two dozen local vendors and entrepreneurs.</p> <div class="premium-message"><p> The full text of this article is only available to online subscribers.</p> <p> Are you an online subscriber? <a href="/user">Click to login</a>. <a href="/onlinesubscribe"> </a></p> <p> <a href="/onlinesubscribe">Click here</a> to learn more about our online subscription options. If you have a print subscription, <a href="/onlinesubscribe">click</a> to add online access for only $10/year</p> </div><h4 class="meta2"> <a href="/?q=node/7111">full story</a></h4> <p><a href="http://addisonindependent.com/201102shoreham-takes-aim-business-growth" target="_blank">read more</a></p> Shoreham business economic development Thu, 24 Feb 2011 19:00:05 +0000 Andrea Suozzo 7111 at http://addisonindependent.com