Becca Balint speaks at The Wellspring Forum. Photo courtesy Vermont Chamber of Commerce.
Vermont Business Magazine The Vermont Chamber of Commerce took advantage of the historic election cycle to host a new event, the Wellspring Forum, to promote the commitment of advocacy groups to the business community and the growth of the Vermont economy.
U.S. Congressman Becca Balint and state treasurer candidate Mike Piesiak spoke to the Vermont Chamber of Commerce Board of Directors and Vermont We spoke directly with other leaders in the state business community.
“The Vermont Chamber of Commerce is proud to facilitate a forum that gives Vermont business leaders the opportunity to hear directly from future decision makers about the issues that most impact them,” said Bishop. “Economy is the biggest issue for Vermonters, yet Vermont candidates rarely talk directly about business or economic issues during their campaigns. Thank you for your involvement. On this.”
The title of the event was inspired by the words of Governor James H. Douglas. “I am often reminded that Vermont’s wellspring of freedom flows from Main Street, not State Street.”
The largest business advocacy group in the entire state, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce represents all industries and sectors, from tourism and manufacturing to healthcare, retail and technology. From these industries he was attended by 50 business his leaders.
Candidates spoke on several economic issues of greatest concern to the business community, including labor force recruitment, housing, immigration, inflation and diversity initiatives.
Betsy Bishop and Mike Piesiak
“When it comes to Vermont’s economy, it’s clear that the lack of housing and childcare facilities has completely hampered the state’s financial potential. It goes hand in hand with measures to strengthen resilience to and physical infrastructure,” said Mike Piesiak. “We also need to make sure revenue is flowing into Vermont and recognize that other states in New England are touting strategic advantages. Our competitive advantage is quality of life, and we need to make sure everyone feels welcome here and encouraged to call Vermont home.”
“Working with colleagues at the federal level to
Parenting,” Becca Balint said. “This is a moment for people to rethink their jobs, and I believe there is an opportunity and an obligation to bring more manufacturing back into the workplace.
Vermont. Having someone building something in the community has economic benefits and fosters pride in the place. “
The event was held at OnLogic’s offices in South Burlington.
About the Vermont Chamber of Commerce
The largest private nonprofit business organization in the state, the Vermont Chamber of Commerce represents all sectors of the state’s business community. Its mission is to create an economic environment conducive to business growth.
Montpelier, Vermont (September 8, 2022) – Vermont Chamber of Commerce