Bigotry is Bad for Business

Last session, the Legislature passed H.439 to address systemic inequities in Vermont’s economy, mandating that the Agency of Commerce and Community Development (ACCD) collaborate with BIPOC businesses and community organizations to develop recommendations on best practices to support BIPOC business development. The report from ACCD is due later in 2022. In the meantime, the Vermont Chamber has been working to center the voices of BIPOC leaders of the business community in discussions around building Vermont’s future economy. Diversity, equity, and inclusion are not just core Vermont values, but also critical to Vermont’s economic health and future.