Vermont Chamber Engaging with Stakeholders on Act 250

The Stakeholder Steering Committee for a legislative report on “Necessary Updates to the Act 250 Program” is continuing to meet to advise the Natural Resources Board on a comprehensive and inclusive approach to the Report. The Vermont Chamber, which serves on the committee, is centering modernization in this work to ensure the program incentivizes essential housing development in smart growth areas. This is of the utmost importance for businesses that continue to face a severe workforce crisis that is exacerbated by the housing shortage, and now made worse by the recent flooding.

When the legislature examines housing and changes to Act 250 it will be paramount to reconsider what smart growth for housing in a resilient Vermont should look like. The Vermont Chamber continues to meet with defined stakeholder groups and businesses to inform our work in this area. To share your opinion on the pain points of Act 250 and opportunities for modernization, contact