Statement on Governor Scott’s 2020 State of the State address by Betsy Bishop, President of the Vermont Chamber of Commerce
We agree with Governor Scott’s assessment that Vermont is facing a demographic crisis which is defining a challenging future. Yet, Vermont has so much to offer for individuals and businesses. The Vermont Chamber continues to focus on attracting more workers to our state, believing that is the best path toward strong and growing communities. To achieve this, we recommend appropriate funding for workforce training programs, relocation efforts and marketing to encourage people to live and work in Vermont. While many state programs are focused on bringing more Vermonters into the workforce, we need to also be more welcoming to all people. Those are our future Vermonters.