City of Burlington Awarded $50,000 Small Business Adminstration Prize

Mayor Miro Weinberger announced yesterday that Burlington has been awarded a $50,000 prize from the Small Business Administration’s Startup in a Day initiative!

Startup in a Day, announced by President Obama earlier this year, is a program designed to help cities streamline licensing, permitting, and other requirements needed to start a business in their areas, with the goal that an entrepreneur may apply for all necessary components within one business day.

“Helping businesses start and grow is critical to a vibrant urban economy, and our City needs to be at the forefront of national best practices for permitting. We are thankful to the national and local Small Business Administration offices for bringing much-needed entrepreneurial resources and assistance to Vermont,” Weinberger stated in a press release.

The Burlington Business Association couldn’t agree more and we’re excited to see how this prize money can help our city grow!

To learn more about the Startup in Day initiative, please visit their website.