A Stronger Vermont Economy

The Vermont Chamber’s 2024 Legislative Priorities

Trusted by the businesses that make living, working, and thriving in Vermont possible, the Vermont Chamber prioritizes collaboration and upholds the core values that define our state. As the preeminent not-for-profit statewide business organization, we advocate, build community, and provide resources for businesses statewide.

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Megan Sullivan 

Vice President of Government Affairs 

Advocacy Pillars

The Vermont Chamber’s legislative agenda is data-driven and cost conscious. In 2024, the Vermont Chamber will advocate for the following priorities to advance the Vermont economy.

Workforce Housing

To meet the need for 80,000 new units of housing by 2035, it will take a coordinated approach that addresses all angles of the issue.

  • Modernize Act 250
  • Invest in middle-income solutions
  • Redesign state designation programs
  • Establish a statutory goal for housing supply

Business Success

Businesses build community. A thriving business climate will create positive outcomes for all Vermonters. 

  • Weigh tax proposals against existing cost burdens
  • Elevate Vermont achievements
  • Bolster CTE’s
  • Exempt military retiree pensions from taxation

Recovery and Resiliency

Businesses damaged by the 2023 flooding need support to recover. Resiliency must be central to rebuilding and future planning.

  • Replenish business recovery programs
  • Fund disaster preparedness initiatives
  • Create rapid program implementation strategies

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