Vermont Gov. Peter Shumlin and Commerce Secretary Lawrence Miller recently unveiled a report outlining the positive effect of manufacturing on Vermont's economy and highlighting steps the state can take to strengthen the industry.
The governor called for the study last year in order to determine the role manufacturing plays in the state's economy, including jobs, capital importation, and innovation. The report contains a series of recommendations regarding workforce development, advocacy for manufacturing, networking by Vermont manufacturers, and public outreach to educate Vermonters and the state legislature about the vitality and nature of manufacturing in Vermont.
(Contact: Erin Sparks)