Training

Serving Lamoille County’s business community for more than 50 years.

Business Trainings & Events

LEDC offers its own business workshops and also partners with the Vermont Small Business Development Center to assist businesses with direct access to training opportunities.   

Wednesday, Sep 21, 2022, 9 a.m. – noon

Green Mountain Tech. & Career Center
738 Vermont 15
Hyde Park, VT

Wednesday, Oct 19, 2022, 9 a.m. – noon

Green Mountain Tech. & Career Center
738 Vermont 15
Hyde Park, VT

Wednesday, Nov 16, 2022, 9 a.m. – noon

Green Mountain Tech. & Career Center
738 Vermont 15
Hyde Park, VT

The State of Vermont Economic Development has an array of funding and incentive programs. 

The State of Vermont offers an economic incentive for business recruitment, growth and expansion. The Vermont Employment Growth Incentive (VEGI) program can provide a cash payment, based on the revenue return generated to the State by prospective qualifying job and payroll creation and capital investments, to businesses that have been authorized to earn the incentive and who then meet performance requirements.

The VTP partners with employers and training providers to train Vermont’s employees for the jobs of tomorrow. VTP provides performance based workforce grants for: pre-employment training, training for new hires and incumbent workers.

The Tax Cuts and Jobs Act of 2017 included the creation of a new tax-incentive aimed at increasing private investment in low income census tracts. Investors in these zones will receive preferential tax treatment when they invest in a newly created “Opportunity Fund.” After undergoing a process that was recognized as a best practice, Governor Phil Scott designated 25 census tracts in 17 communities as Opportunity Zones .

The State Trade Expansion Program (STEP) provides funding assistance to eligible Vermont businesses to support entry into foreign markets or expand international export activities such as participation in trade shows, trade missions, market research, and export education seminars.

The Brownfields Revitalization Fund promotes the productive reuse of sites that are currently abandoned or not fully utilized due toncontamination on the site. By providing financial assistance forncleaning up these sites, Vermont continues its commitment to
environmental stewardship, community investment, and economic growth. 

The Vermont Legislature created relocation incentives to attract new residents to the state and grow the workforce as well as provide support to Vermont employers. The application is currently closed but stay tuned for information about additional incentives as they become available.

Your Partner In
Growing The Future.

We hope you will join us in our ongoing mission to promote and grow Lamoille County’s economy. As business owners and community members, we are stronger when we work together.