JAY, VT ??вЂќ Vermont isn’t just for vacations anymore. Citing a rare mix of geographic, lifestyle and financial reward, Governor Jim Douglas has arranged for a series of seminars to help showcase the benefits of Vermont business expansion and relocation. Jay Peak Resort, located in Vermont’s Northeast Kingdom, will host the first event on Sunday January 16th. Resort president Bill Stenger welcomes the opportunity to show entrepreneurs the benefits of doing business in Vermont.
“With access to major airports, easy access to metropolitan markets and well-integrated e-business platforms, Vermont is the perfect spot to lay the groundwork for a successful business,” said Stenger, a Vermont businessman himself for over 20 years. “It’s also the perfect spot to mix that business with unmatched access to recreation. Between fishing, cycling, of course skiing and snowboarding, and the other natural attributes that the state affords, the Vermont brand synchs business with pleasure like no other state in the country.”
The seminar will kick off at 3:00pm in the Jay Peak International Room (IR), and last until approximately 4:30pm. Governor Douglas will be joined by Lt. Governor Brian Dube, Secretary of Commerce and Community Development Kevin Dorn, President of the Vermont Employment and Development Authority (VEDA) Jo Bradley and the Commissioner of Economic Development Michael Quinn. The group will discuss topics ranging from business related tax advantages and state-sponsored loan policies to building and construction opportunities and relocation processes.
While there is no fee to attend the event, pre-registration is required. Refreshments, beer and wine and light hors d’oeuvres will be served. Special 2-for-1 lift ticket pricing will also be available for those registering for Sunday’s seminar. The seminar is open to all existing business owners or anyone looking to start up a business in Vermont. For more information, or to register, call the resort at (802) 988-2611.