Economic Vitality

Downtown Transit Center Opens

Decades of planning finally came to fruition Thursday, as BBA member Green Mountain Transit opened their new Downtown Transit Center in Burlington. The facility will provide riders with indoor seating, bathrooms, wifi as well as a roof covered outdoor waiting area. The transit center’s central location on St. Paul Street will provide an ideal transportation […]

Dollar Store Boom Worrisome for Local Communities

A sharp rise in the number of dollar stores has residents in communities across Vermont wondering about the future of local businesses. Vermont has the largest number of Dollar Stores in New England and the same number as Colorado, a state with eight times as many people. So far, Burlington’s downtown has avoided having a […]

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 Dealer.com, 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 […]