Economic Vitality

BTV Ignite Announces Inaugural Innovation Week

Burlington Business Association members BTV Ignite announced today, the first ever Innovation Week, October 14-22, to celebrate Burlington’s entrepreneurial tech community and discuss the future of technological innovation in our area. Sponsored by, Innovation week will feature a variety of engaging presentations, demonstrations and discussions that highlight innovations in food, beverage and agriculture; energy and […]

City Pension Reforms Lead to Savings

  Officials announced today, that reforms to the city employees retirement fund have reversed a trend of rising costs and has left the City on stronger financial ground while saving residents $8 million through 2020. “It has been immensely satisfying to see the Retirement Board come together in unity and accomplish these very important changes. […]

Together For Progress Advocates for Vibrant Community

The Burlington Business Association has partnered with a group of prominent local organizations to create Together For Progress, a new initiative which aims to address several key issues facing Burlington. “There are several excellent proposals being discussed by the Great Burlington community right now and we want to show our support for those projects that […]

White & Burke hosts 2016 Development Conference

On November 2nd, BBA Members White + Burke will present the third-annual Vermont Development Conference featuring discussions of economic trends, PFOAs, the Building Homes Together initiative, development impacts of marijuana legalization, creative financing, the Change The Story initiative, and much more! Join more than 275 development and real estate professionals on Wednesday, November 2, at […]

One Burlington Square Offices to be Redeveloped

It was announced Friday that BBA Member Investors Corporation of Vermont will spearhead the redevelopment of One Burlington Square to create 50,000 square feet of “Class A” office space in the heart of Downtown Burlington. The plan includes exterior improvements, additional parking and a new level of office space on what is currently the building’s […]

BBA Stands Behind South End Project

Burlington Business Association Director Kelly Devine and Burton Vice President Justin Worthley spoke in favor of a proposed mixed use development on the corner of Pine Street and Flynn Avenue at Wednesday’s Development Review Board hearing. The project would address the need for workforce housing in Burlington’s South End by adding 30 apartment units; as […]

City Council Approves Burlington Harbor Marina Development Agreement

At the June 27th City Council meeting, a development agreement for the Burlington Harbor Marina was unanimously approved by Councilors. The proposed Burlington Harbor Marina will add a new private marina with up to 160 slips to the northern end of the waterfront, providing badly needed facilities that will bring boaters to Burlington’s waterfront and downtown.  This project has been moving […]

Facts about the BTC Mall Redevelopment

The redevelopment of the Burlington Town Center is an important project for the future economic vitality of Burlington. The development process is just beginning, and will include opportunities for public input at multiple points in the timeline. So that Burlington’s residents can be informed about the project, the Burlington Town Center’s team has put together […]